Photosensitivity Dermatitis Caused by Parthenium and Xanthium
Case historyA 76-year-old man, a dental surgeon by profession, presented with a history of intensely pruritic erythematous lesions with scaling, hyperpigmentation and thickening of the scalp, face, nape of the neck and dorsa of both hands. The gentleman, who was obviously very distressed, complained of chronic sleep disturbance due to persistence of the lesions. He was having this illness for more than 15 years. In his working life, he was with the Indian Navy
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