Bed bugs: clinical relevance and control options.

  title={Bed bugs: clinical relevance and control options.},
  author={Stephen L. Doggett and Dominic Edmund Dwyer and Pablo Fern{\'a}ndez Pe{\~n}as and Richard C. Russell},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={25 1},
Since the late 1990s, bed bugs of the species Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus have undergone a worldwide resurgence. These bed bugs are blood-sucking insects that readily bite humans. Cutaneous reactions may occur and can start out as small macular lesions that can develop into distinctive wheals of around 5 cm in diameter, which are accompanied by intense itching. Occasionally, bullous eruptions may result. If bed bugs are numerous, the patient can present with widespread urticaria or… CONTINUE READING
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