berlock dermatitis

berlock dermatitis
ber·lock dermatitis 'bər-.läk- n a brownish discoloration of the skin that develops on exposure to sunlight after the use of perfume containing certain essential oils

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berloque dermatitis (ber-lokґ) [Fr. berloque, Ger. Berlocke pendant] photodermatitis on areas of the skin to which certain types of cologne, perfume, or other toilet articles have been applied; the original causative substance was bergamot oil in the toilet articles, but other substances can cause the same condition. Lesions are brown pigmented patches, often shaped like pendants. Called also perfume d.

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  • berlock dermatitis — bərˈläk , ˈbərˌl noun Etymology: French berloque, breloque, literally, charm for a watch or bracelet; from the pattern of the discoloration : a brownish discoloration of the skin that develops on exposure to sunlight after the use of perfume… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dermatitis — Inflammation of the skin, either due to direct contact with an irritating substance, or to an allergic reaction. Symptoms of dermatitis include redness, itching, and in some cases blistering. There are two types of dermatitis: eczematous (eczema) …   Medical dictionary

  • perfume dermatitis — berlock d …   Medical dictionary

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