POISONING BY MEGALOPYGE OPERCULARIS (PUSS CATERPILLAR)

@article{Lucas1942POISONINGBM,
  title={POISONING BY MEGALOPYGE OPERCULARIS (PUSS CATERPILLAR)},
  author={Thomas L. Lucas},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1942},
  volume={119},
  pages={877-880}
}
A recent experience of being called to the bedside of a patient suffering from severe local and generalized symptoms after contact with a caterpillar larva has led to a search of the literature for reports on similar cases. This caterpillar larva was identified as Megalopyge opercularis, or "puss caterpillar." Only 2 cases of symptoms due to Megalopyge opercularis1were found in the literature. These 2 cases and one of symptoms due to Lagoa crispata,2a member of the same family, are reviewed in… Expand
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