Paederus dermatitis: An easy diagnosable but misdiagnosed eruption

@article{Gelmetti2005PaederusDA,
  title={Paederus dermatitis: An easy diagnosable but misdiagnosed eruption},
  author={Carlo Gelmetti and Ram{\'o}n Grimalt},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={152},
  pages={6-8}
}
Paederus dermatitis is a perculiar irritant contact dermatitis characterised by erythemato-bullous lesions of sudden onset on exposed areas of the body. The disease is provoked by an insect belonging to genusPaederus. This beetle does not bite or sting, but accidental brushing against or crushing the beetle over the skin provokes the release of its coelomic fluid which contains paederin, a potent vesicant agent. Due to the pathogenic mechanism, the morphology and location of the dermatitis… Expand
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