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Shiitake Dermatitis Diagnosed After 16 Years!

Seema Garg, MChB, MRCP; Sarah E. Cockayne, MChB, FRCP
Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(9):1241-1242. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.9.1241.
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Shiitake dermatitis is a condition that commonly occurs in Asian countries and has been recently reported in Europe. We report a case diagnosed after a 16-year history of an intermittent flagellate eruption.

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Figure 1.

Linear wheallike lesions over the trunk in a flagellate pattern.

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More extensive flagellate eruption over the back.

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