• Cutaneous inflammation was induced by debromoaplysiatoxin, a purified toxin extracted from Lyngbya majuscula Gomont. This alga causes a seaweed dermatitis that occurs in persons who have swum off the coast of Oahu in Hawaii. By topical application, the toxin was found to produce an irritant pustular folliculitis in humans and to cause a severe cutaneous inflammatory reaction in the rabbit and in hairless mice.
(Arch Dermatol 114:1333-1335, 1978)
Solomon AE, Stoughton RB. Dermatitis From Purified Sea Algae Toxin (Debromoaplysiatoxin). Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(9):1333-1335. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640210028007