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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Pederin on the skin may be further transferred to other regions of the body, including the delicate skin surrounding the genitals and the eyes, or in some cases directly transferred to the eye itself. This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat The most frequently reported sensations at the symptom onset of dermatitis linearis are intense burning, stinging and itching.

HIV-status disclosure and depression in the context of unintended pregnancy among South African women. Bpister species of blister beetles are found in the U.

Parasitic infestations stings and bees. Beetles migrate to residential areas for a variety of reasons.

Night-time contact with Paederus beetles is most common. Cashew Nut Dermatitis in a Returned Traveler.

Pesticides can be applied to indoor areas, to bed and light nets, around entrances to buildings, and immediately outside buildings.


Int J Dermatol ; Dermatitls dermatitis in Egypt. Int J Dermatol ; Dermatitis Due to Paederus Colombinus: Should this occur or the person has any medical concerns, they should consult their physician for guidance. Blister bliser use a potent chemical defense to protect themselves from being eaten by predators. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Blister beetle dermatitis is a cutaneous condition that occurs after contact with any of several types of beetlesincluding those from the Meloidae and Oedemeridae families.

Kellner 17 found females to be the primary carrier or the endosymbiont, and that larvae acquired it only after consuming the eggshell wall which contained the bacteria. Irritant bullous contact dermatitis caused by a rove beetle: Patients in case series studies frequently report waking up deramtitis unexplained lesions or itching the next day, suggesting that accidentally crushing beetles while sleeping is a prominent form of exposure.

Blister Beetle Dermatitis: Few Observations Helping in Diagnosis

An outbreak of Paederus dermatitis in a suburban hospital in Sri Lanka. Pederin is not synthesized by the beetle itself, but is produced instead by an endosymbiotic Pseudomonas gram-negative bacteria.

Comparison of therapeutic and anti-inflammatory effects of topical triamcinolon dermattis placebo in the treatment of Paederus dermatitis in guinea pig. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. J Egypt Soc Parasitol ; Studies on Paederus alfierii Koch Coleoptera: Med J Armed Forces India dwrmatitis Paederinae in relation to environmental factors and the annual rice crop cycle.


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Paederus dermatitis in Northern Iran: Several considerations may inform a differential diagnosis. Staphylinidae at a military base in Iraq.

Blister beetle dermatitis Specialty Dermatology Blister beetle dermatitis is a cutaneous condition that occurs after contact with any of several types of beetlesincluding those from the Meloidae and Oedemeridae families. After skin comes in contact with cantharidin, local irritation begins within a few hours.

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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. Excessive itching or dermatotis 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.

They often are encountered at exterior lights in the evening or on flowers in grassy fields.

Kissing lesions are also frequently documented in apposing areas. Med J Armed Forces India.