Background: Blister beetle dermatitis an irritant vesiculobullous disorder caused by rove beetles when it comes in contact with or is crushed on. Blister beetle dermatitis (BBD) is a seasonal irritant contact dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus. Paederus. It is clinically. Background: Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus Paederus. It is clinically characterised by acute onset of linear.
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Andrew’s Disease of the Skin.
Excessive itching or scratching of lesions may result in open wounds; therefore in severe cases antibiotics may be prescribed prophylactically to reduce the risk of secondary infection of dermal abrasions. Paederus, sensu lato Coleoptera: Natural history and medical importance. The causative agent for dermatitis linearis is the toxin pederin and to a lesser extent, the analogues pseudopederin and pederone.
Diseases caused by arthropods and other noxious animals. Patients in case series studies frequently report waking up with unexplained lesions or itching the next day, suggesting that accidentally crushing beetles while sleeping is a prominent form of exposure. Site wise distribution of cases Click here to view. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. An extensive search of the existing Paederus literature was conducting in order to elucidate relevant information regarding the occurrence of outbreaks, seasonality, exposure and symptom onset, and management of dermatitis linearis.
Several species of blister beetles are found in the U.
Clinicoepidemiological profile of cases of beetle dermatitis in western Orissa. Lbister African Medical Journal. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Generally, the risk of exposure increases as urbanization facilitates the overlap of beetle and human habitat; however, it should be noted that urbanization may also reduce beetle populations through the destruction of natural habitat.
Blister beetle dermatitis.
Tzank smears can be administered to rule out herpes zoster as the causal agent, while bacterial cultures can be examined in order to differentiate dermatitis linearis from certain types of infection. Additionally, targeted use of pesticides may reduce beetle populations in unwanted areas.
Medical toxicology of natural substances: Authors have observed that in many cases of blister beetle dermatitis, even on mild touch over the affected area, patient will feel burning sensation and he will immediately pull back the touched body part.
HIV-status disclosure and depression in the context of unintended pregnancy among South African women. Eliciting signs and symptoms Click here to view. Housing modifications can also be made to reduce the exposure to the beetles.
Blister Beetle Bite: Dermatitis and Rash Symptoms
Allied Book Agency; Blister beetle periorbital dermatitis and keratoconjunctivitis in Tanzania. An outbreak of cases of Paederus dermatitis in a toy-building factory in central China. Paederus dermatitis in Egypt: A report of cases. Reducing infectious disease inequities among migrants. Irish; Literature review of the causes, treatment, and prevention of dermatitis linearis, Journal of Travel MedicineVolume 23, Issue 4, 1 Julytaw, https: If a person crushes the beetle and rubs their eye, they can spread the cantharidin to their eye.
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
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Paederus dermatitis Singh G, Yousuf Ali S – Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol
Outbreak of dermatitis linearis caused by Paederus ilsae and Paederus iliensis Coleoptera: On skin contact with cantharidin-containing blister beetles, local tissue irritation occurs after a few hours. Treatment of Paederus Dermatitis with Sambucus ebulus Lotion.
Institute of Tropical Medicine. As the exposure is chemical in nature and symptoms typically resolve over time, treatment is traditionally considered palliative.
Muller J Med Sci Res. The most common symptoms are stinging, burning and itching, with later development of erythematous plaques and blisters.
Blister Beetle Dermatitis: Few Observations Helping in Diagnosis
Studies on Paederus alfierii Koch Coleoptera: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Taylor and Francis; Differential diagnosis of Blister beetle dermatitis include Herpes simplex, H zoster, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, Bullous impetigo and phyto photo dermatitis. Citing articles via Web of Science 4. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.
Blister beetles are not a usual household pest.