Podcast # 362: Giant Hogweed - The Emergency Medical Minute

Author: John Winkler, MD

Educational Pearls:


  • Tall flowering plant with phototoxic sap
  • Direct skin contact with the sap can cause the skin to become photosensitive
  • Severe blisters and even burns can result



Diebel, Matthew (18 June 2018). “Giant Hogweed, a Plant That Can Cause Burns and Blindness, Found in Virginia”. USA Today.


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