An outbreak of paederus dermatitis in a suburban hospital in Sri Lanka.

@article{Kamaladasa1997AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of paederus dermatitis in a suburban hospital in Sri Lanka.},
  author={S D Kamaladasa and W. L. D. W. P. Perera and L Weeratunge},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={34-6}
}
BACKGROUND In a modern hospital built recently in Sri Lanka the staff members on night shifts and some patients in the open wards were known to be affected by an acute vesicating dermatitis. The study was carried out to identify the cause of the dermatitis and recommend preventive measures. METHODS Members of the hospital staff and patients who developed an acute vesicating dermatitis over a period of 2 years were studied using a questionnaire. The clinical features, relationship to night… CONTINUE READING

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