Severe tongue necrosis associated with pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni) ingestion in three dogs.

@article{Bruchim2005SevereTN,
  title={Severe tongue necrosis associated with pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni) ingestion in three dogs.},
  author={Yaron Bruchim and Eyal Ranen and Joseph Saragusty and Itamar Aroch},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={443-7}
}
The pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni) is an insect of medical significance in the eastern Mediterranean. This report describes three exposure cases in dogs due to ingestion of this moth's caterpillars in Israel. All three dogs were observed in direct contact with caterpillars or pinecones in infested gardens. The disease course and progression of signs were acute in all three cases, and included vomiting and severe tongue swelling. Physical examination findings included… CONTINUE READING

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