The burning millipede

  title={The burning millipede},
  author={G. Heather Mason and H. D. Thomson and Peter Fergin and Rod W. Anderson},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},

Millipede Burn at an Unusual Site Mimicking Child Abuse in an 8-Year-Old Girl

An 8-year-old girl was seen with a 4-day history of painful swelling of her external genitalia, and the possibility of child abuse was considered, thus confirming the suspicion of millipede burns.

Infestation of the human intestine by the millipede, Nopoiulus kochii

Specimens of the millipede, Nopoiulus kochii (Gervais) were seen in faeces and vomit of a 14‐year‐old boy residing in Oltu, Erzurum, Turkey, who complained of a burning sensation in his throat and stomach‐ache and anti‐parasitic drugs had not resolved the problem.

Arthropods in dermatology.


  • Medicine
  • 1994
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