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Treatment of local skin response to imported fire ant sting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7302637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sting of the imported fire ant (IFA), Solenopsis invicta Buren and Solenopsis richteri Forel, produces characteristic sterile pustules. Substantial morbidity and occasional mortality from secondary infection of the IFA pustule(s) or anaphylaxis in hypersensitive persons has occurred. IFAs are found in the southeastern and south central United States. The effects of various medical regimens currently used to treat IFA pustules were evaluated clinically and histologically in rabbits. Neither prophylaxis before the sting nor treatment after the sting altered the clinical or pathologic course of the IFA pustule in rabbit skin.
J Parrino; N M Kandawalla; R F Lockey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1981 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-01-09     Completed Date:  1982-01-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1361-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / drug therapy,  pathology*
Insect Bites and Stings / drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Skin Diseases / drug therapy,  pathology*
Skin Tests
United States

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