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Systemic manifestations of erucism: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2907699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Larvae of the caterpillar Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni are widely distributed in pine groves throughout Israel. Erucism is defined as urtication by Lepidoptera larvae. Both irritating effects on contact with skin and eyes and toxic effects on ingestion have been described after exposure to several species of Lepidoptera. We report the case of a 4-year-old child who vomited repeatedly and developed symmetrical swelling of both hands after touching a larva of Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni.
Y Finkelstein; B Raikhlin-Eisenkraft; U Taitelman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and human toxicology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0145-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-02     Completed Date:  1989-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704194     Medline TA:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  573-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Israeli Poison Control Center, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Facultyof Medicine, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Histamine H1 Antagonists / therapeutic use
Urticaria / drug therapy,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Histamine H1 Antagonists

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