Bedbugs and Infectious Diseases

  title={Bedbugs and Infectious Diseases},
  author={Pascal Delaunay and V{\'e}ronique Blanc and Pascal del Giudice and Anna Levy-Bencheton and Olivier Chosidow and Pierre Marty and Philippe Brouqui},
  booktitle={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
Bedbugs are brown and flat hematophagous insects. The 2 cosmopolite species, Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus, feed on humans and/or domestic animals, and recent outbreaks have been reported in occidental countries. Site assessment for bedbug eradication is complex but can be assured, despite emerging insecticide resistance, by hiring a pest-control manager. The common dermatological presentation of bites is an itchy maculopapular wheal. Urticarial reactions and anaphylaxis can also occur… CONTINUE READING
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