Flagellate dermatitis following consumption of shiitake mushroom

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Hui Voon Loo
Hazel H. Oon *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Hazel H. Oon | hazeloon@nsc.gov.sg


Japanese dermatologists were the first to describe the very characteristic flagellate dermatitis following consumption of under-cooked or raw shiitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes). These similar eruptions were also reported in patients treated with bleomycin, in dermatomyositis and adult onset Still’s disease. We report a case where a 40 year old chinese female developed flagellate dermatitis following ingestion of a bun containing shiitake mushroom.

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