BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007682
  • Rare disease

A wide-spread flagellate dermatitis

  1. Rangarajan Rabindranathnambi2
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah Hamer, sarah.hamer{at}


A 45-year-old gentleman presented with an intensely itchy, widespread eruption which had been present for 5 days. He was otherwise fit and well. On examination there was a florid, erythematous, papular, flagellate rash over the trunk and limbs. The gentleman had eaten shiitake mushrooms 10 days earlier. The diagnosis was shiitake dermatitis and the rash settled spontaneously.

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