Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis induced by the essential oil of Pistacia lentiscus

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 06/04/2012

The authors report two cases of Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) secondary to ingestion of Pistacia lentiscus essential oil, the first two such cases to the knowledge. The cutaneous morphology, disease course and histological findings were consistent with a definite diagnosis of AGEP, based on the criteria of the EuroSCAR study group. These two cases highlight the need to consider herbal extracts as a potential rare cause of AGEP and to ensure the safety of herbal medicines.

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