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Phytophotodermatitis after Gardening
  1. Surg Lt G Wild1
  1. 1MRCGP c/o Editorial Assistant, FASC, Slim Road, Camberley Surrey GU15 4NP 01276 412790 ramcjournal{at}


Phytophotodermatitis, otherwise known as ‘Strimmer’s Rash’ is an unusual cause of a widespread rash. We present a case of phytophotodermatitis, which was initially misdiagnosed as chickenpox; the correct diagnosis was made after further careful history taking and illustrates the importance of taking a thorough history when presented with what appears to be a spot diagnosis.

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