ACOEM Member Price: $45.00
Non-Member Price: $60.00
John Downs, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM
Fellow in Medical Toxicology
Nothing to disclose
Plant-induced phytophotodermatitis has recently received nationwide press secondary to the spread of the giant hogweed plant across parts of North America. This plant contains the psoralens, 5-methoxypsoralen and 8-methylpsoralen, linear furanocoumarins that are phototoxic. In this session, participants will be introduced to psoralen-containing plants that may be encountered in occupational and environmental settings. Pathophysiology and toxicology of these ultraviolent activated toxins will be reviewed. Current management of psoralen-induced chemical burns will be discussed, to include follow-up care and post-exposure occupational/return to work considerations. Occupation-based prevention of phytophotodermatitis will be discussed. Current questions in long-term management will be introduced.
1. Identify common psoralen-containing North American plants.
2. Describe the pathophysiology and toxicology of phytophotodermatitis.
3. Describe exposure prevention methods and initial post-exposure management.
Earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and/or ABPM LLSA Credits.
This activity expires April 30, 2022.