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Dermatitis Linearis: Vesicating Dermatosis Caused by Paederus Species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Case Series and Review.
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PMID:  23352312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE.-: Outbreaks of dermatitis linearis have been documented worldwide. We present a case series of dermatitis linearis from Latin America to highlight the importance of this clinical entity. Clinical, historical, epidemiological, and pathological aspects of the condition are discussed, and a concise current approach to the management and treatment of this morbidity is presented. METHODS.-: We present a series of 4 selected cases reflecting the clinical spectrum exhibited in dermatitis linearis by Paederus along with a review of the literature. RESULTS.-: In this review we demonstrate the need for awareness of dermatitis linearis as a clinical entity that must be considered in the broad list of differential diagnosis embracing vesicating linear lesions. CONCLUSIONS.-: Capture of the insect, epidemiologic features, and a high clinical suspicion can aid in making the correct diagnosis. Primary prevention through public awareness, decreased use of artificial lighting, and mosquito nets can limit the extent and severity of outbreaks.
Authors:
Brienne D Cressey; Alberto E Paniz-Mondolfi; Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales; J Manuel Ayala; Antonio Augusto De Ascenção Da Silva
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wilderness & environmental medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-1534     ISO Abbreviation:  Wilderness Environ Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505185     Medline TA:  Wilderness Environ Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Wilderness Medical Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
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