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Vol. 16 - Num. 64

Clinical Reviews

Photosensitivity by Ruta graveolens

José Luis Unzueta-Rocha, Isabel Pizarro Pizarrob, M.ª Isabel Astiz Blancoc, M.ª Julia Hernández Delgadod

aHospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.
bMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.
cPediatra. CS Ciudad San Pablo. Madrid. España.
dCS Ciudad San Pablo. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: JL Unzueta-Roch. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Unzueta-Roch JL, Pizarro Pizarro I, Astiz Blanco MI, Hernández Delgado MJ. Photosensitivity by Ruta graveolens. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2014;16:327-9.

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Introduction: Phytophotodermatitis is exceptional in pediatric population.

Case: we report a case of a 12 year old female patient admitted in our clinic due to asymptomatic brown macular lesions. The lineal pattern trough the inferior limbs was remarkable and, after dermatological review, a phototoxic reaction was first considered. Afterwards the patient declared she had used a rue alcoholic solution.

Conclusion: lineal acquired dermatological lesions commonly have an exogenous origin. It’s important to know the circumstances that underwent before they appear to make a right diagnosis.


Photosensitivity disorders Phototoxicity Rue Ruta graveolens



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