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Paederus dermatitis amongst medical students in USM, Kelantan.
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PMID:  8183163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a retrospective review of 12 medical students with a peculiar erythemato-vesicular dermatitis entomologically caused by an endemic beetle Paederus fuscipes. The clinical features, outcome in these cases and treatment are discussed. The students were residents of hostels in the USM campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. The causative agent in all these cases were found to be Paederus fuscipes (rove beetle). The most common site of involvement in all these cases was the face, followed by the neck. The average duration of symptoms was two days and pruritus was a common symptom. About 83% of the patients made a complete recovery. However two patients (16%) had residual pigmentation.
N Mokhtar; R Singh; W Ghazali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-14     Completed Date:  1994-06-14     Revised Date:  2009-02-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  MALAYSIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis / etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Students, Medical

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