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CASE REPORT
Challenging cause of bullous eruption of the hands in the Arctic

Summary

Phytophotodermatitis is caused by deposition of photosensitising compounds on the skin followed by ultraviolet exposure. We present an unusual case of a 29-year-old Australian male visiting Greenland who presented with severe itchy bullous eruption on his hands. The cause was a combination of exposure to lime fruit juice and prolonged sun exposure from the Arctic midnight sun.

  • dermatology
  • global health
  • travel medicine
  • dermatological
  • exposures

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