A wide-spread flagellate dermatitis
- 1Department of Gastroenterology, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK
- 2Department of Dermatology, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK
- Correspondence to Dr Sarah Hamer,
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.