BLISTER BEETLE DERMATITIS PDF

BLISTER BEETLE DERMATITIS PDF

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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However, an area of particular concern would be the eye. Night-time contact with Paederus derjatitis is most common. Bblister J Dermatol ; Though symptoms of dermatitis linearis resolve spontaneously, wet compresses, antihistamines and topical steroid ointments and lotions are recommended to alleviate symptoms.

How to Know the Insects. An illustrated clinical course: Institute of Tropical Medicine. Blister beetles are not a usual household pest. Their hemolymph consists of pederin, a potent vesicant responsible for the classical morphology of lesions.

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It may be due to voluntary reaction due to hyperesthesia over inflamed area. The most common symptoms are stinging, burning and itching, with later development of erythematous plaques and blisters.

Received Sep 12; Accepted Oct None, Conflict of Interest: This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Paederus dermatitis among medical students in USM, Kelatan. Dermatitis linearis is caused by some beetles within the subtribe Paederina and manifests as painful lesions, blisters and intense itching.

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Since often they are encountered in fields and other outdoor areas, an exterminator is not required. Please review our privacy policy. South African Medical Journal. This section is empty. Kalla G, Ashish B.

Should this occur or the person has any medical concerns, they should consult their physician for guidance.

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Blisters form within a few hours of contact, but typically do not result in any lasting skin damage or scarring. Natural history and medical importance. Site wise distribution of cases Click here to view. Several species of blister beetles are found in the U.

Blister beetle dermatitis an irritant vesiculobullous disorder caused by rove beetles when it comes in contact with or is crushed on the skin. Contact toxicity and residual effects of selected insecticides against the adult Paederus fuscipes Coleoptera: Fifty four patients with blister beetle dermatitis who presented to the dermatology outpatient department over a period of three months from May to July were included in this study.

An outbreak of Paederus dermatitis in a primary school, Terengganu, Malaysia. J Med Entomol ; Clinicoepidemiological profile of cases of beetle dermatitis in western Orissa. Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus Paederus.

As the inflammatory response progresses, erythematous patches evolve into blisters with edema and a continuing sensation of itchiness and burning.

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Blister Beetle Dermatitis: Few Observations Helping in Diagnosis

Dermatitis linearis is often confused with the following: Even though humans are not predators of blister beetles, they also may be affected if they encounter these insects. Journal of the Indian Medical Association.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Medical toxicology of natural substances: This article has been cited by. Where are we now? Staphylinidae with special reference to the medical importance. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol.

Blister beetle dermatitis.

Lotion derived from Sambucus ebulus 35 has been shown to soothe itchiness and decrease inflammation resulting from eruptions, as well as expedite symptom resolution. Paederinae in relation to environmental factors and the annual rice crop cycle. Staphylinidae with special reference to the medical importance. Singh G, Yousuf Ali S. How to cite this article: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The best approach to reduce the likelihood of exposure to blister beetles is to take precautions like wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants when in areas where you are likely to encounter them.

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