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September 15, 2008

Shiitake Dermatitis Diagnosed After 16 Years!

Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(9):1241-1242. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.9.1241

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.

A 45-year-old European man presented with a 16-year history of an intermittent eruption. He described a pruritic outbreak mainly on his trunk, with an associated strange, warm sensation. The eruption lasted approximately 1 week and was not helped by antihistamines. He denied any obvious precipitants and was taking no medication.

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