• Shiitake Flagellate Dermatitis: the First Case Reported in Ireland

      Byrne, N; Foley, C; Cotter, M; O’Gorman, S; Storan, Eoin R; Marren, P (Irish Medical Journal, 2017-01)
      Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is the second most commonly consumed mushroom worldwide1. It is used in Asian medicine for its anticarcinogenic, antihypertensive and lipid lowering properties2. Furthermore, extracts of these mushrooms are used in over-the-counter dietary supplements designed to improve the immune system1. The first case of shiitake mushroom induced flagellate dermatitis was described in Japan in 1977 and it is now being reported in the western world3. After literary review and consultation with the Irish National Poisons Information Centre, we believe this is the first reported case of shiitake flagellate dermatitis in Ireland