Not your garden-variety rash

Or perhaps it is?

Adam and Eve would have had rashes in some very unfortunate places if this case report is anything to go by.


A 63-year-old man presented to doctors in Portugal with a four-day history of a painful, non-pruritic, maculopapular, hyperpigmented rash on his arms and legs.

He had been managing the wound and taking antihistamines, but the rash had worsened and become more painful, with burn-like lesions.

On questioning, the patient recalled he had been pruning a fig tree under direct sunlight,