Domestic infestation by Sclerodermus sp. with associated skin manifestation*

  title={Domestic infestation by Sclerodermus sp. with
associated skin manifestation*},
  author={Hiram Larangeira de Almeida and M D Andrade and Tialisson Scotti and Rodrigo Ferreira Kr{\"u}ger},
  booktitle={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia},
Sclerodermus sp. is an aculeate insect (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), measuring 2-4 mm in length. It is a parasitoid and needs termites as hosts to complete its life cycle. It is found in a wide variety of woods and may accidentally sting humans who come near affected wooden objects. A 50-year-old woman presented two episodes of intense pruritic lesions. Clinical diagnosis of insect bite was doubtful since there were no pets at home, lesions had not started during summer and the patient denied… CONTINUE READING

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