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International Journal of Emergency Medicine

, 4:7

First Online: 21 February 2011Received: 03 September 2010Accepted: 21 February 2011

Abstract

Ranunculus arvensis corn buttercup is a plant species of the genus Ranunculus that is frequently used in the Far East to treat rheumatic diseases and several dermatological disorders. In Turkey, the plant is seen in the eastern and southeastern Anatolian highlands, which are underdeveloped areas of the country. Herein, we report three patients who used Ranunculus arvensis for the treatment of arthralgia and osteoarthritis. A distinctive phytodermatitis developed on the right thumb in one patient 48-year-old male, on the anterior aspect of both knees in another patient 70-year-old female and all around both knees in a third 59-year-old female. The patients were treated with topical antibiotics and daily wound dressing, and none of them experienced any complications. Ranunculus arvensis was confirmed as the cause of the phytodermatitis in the three cases. Poultices of plants applied to the skin demonstrate beneficial effects on many dermatological and rheumatic diseases; however, they have several adverse effects that should not be ignored. In this study, we also present a review of 25 cases reported in the literature.

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Author: Sami Akbulut - Heybet Semur - Ozkan Kose - Ayhan Ozhasenekler - Mustafa Celiktas - Murat Basbug - Yusuf Yagmur

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