Background: Blister beetle dermatitis an irritant vesiculobullous disorder caused by rove beetles when it comes in contact with or is crushed on. Blister beetle dermatitis (BBD) is a seasonal irritant contact dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus. Paederus. It is clinically. Background: Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus Paederus. It is clinically characterised by acute onset of linear.

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Singh G, Yousuf Ali S. Dermatitis linearis in travelers and local populations can be prevented through minimizing or modifying sources of artificial light, using pesticide-treated nets near beds and lights, general housekeeping and vegetation maintenance, and by raising awareness regarding the conditions dermatjtis by Paederus.

Ocular manifestations due to econda Paederus sabaeus.

A Case Report Kenneth V. By using this site, you agree to dermatitie Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Although it is mentioned that signs of Blistfr beetle dermatitis appear after h of contact, but practically, authors have noticed that most of the patients observe the lesions in the early morning after sleep.

As the exposure is chemical in nature and symptoms typically resolve over time, treatment is traditionally considered palliative. Epidemics of dermatitis linearis are most commonly observed during the rainy season or after particularly hot and humid weather patterns.

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First of all, individuals can reduce their exposure to Paederus beetles by not sitting directly under lights at night. Evacuation of an Aboriginal community in response to an outbreak of blistering dermatitis induced by a beetle Paederus australis.

An easy diagnosable but misdiagnosed eruption. Blister beetle dermatitis an irritant vesiculobullous disorder caused by rove beetles when it comes in contact with or is crushed on the skin.


Blister beetle dermatitis.

Singh G, Yousuf Ali S. A report of cases. A report of cases and review of literature. Eur J Pediatr ; Fifty four patients with blister beetle dermatitis who presented to dermxtitis dermatology outpatient department over a period of three months from May to July were included in this study.

Dermatitis linearis has many symptoms in common with various other skin conditions; therefore the blistrr for misdiagnosis is substantial. Pederin on the skin may be further transferred to other regions of the body, including the delicate skin surrounding the genitals and the eyes, or in some cases directly transferred to the eye itself.

If noticed immediately minutes after crushingindividuals should generously flush the exposed area with soap and water. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Sentinel Bfetle in Travel Medicine: Climate has a prominent effect on the activity patterns of Paederusand sequentially epidemics of dermatitis linearis.

Kalla G, Ashish B. Outbreak of Paederus dermatitis in Southern Nigeria. Pesticides can be applied to indoor areas, to bed and light nets, around entrances to buildings, and immediately outside buildings.

You can help by adding to it. Reducing infectious disease dermaritis among migrants. An outbreak of blister beetle dermatitis in a residential school: Cashew Nut Dermatitis in a Returned Traveler.

Comparison of therapeutic and anti-inflammatory effects of topical triamcinolon with placebo in the treatment of Paederus dermatitis in guinea pig. Whiplash rove beetle dermatitis in central Queensland. In some cases, vision and the cornea remain relatively unaffected and intact; however in more severe cases the cornea may be compromised. After skin comes in contact with cantharidin, local irritation begins within a few hours.

Case Series and Review. This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Blister beetles use a potent chemical defense to protect themselves from being eaten by predators. Instead, gently remove it. Pederin accumulates in the haemolymph of the beetle, and is not transferred to people by biting or stinging. Crusted plaque over the neck Click here to view. The toxin may be transferred to the periocular region and genitals if an individual touches these areas after crushing the beetles.


Paederus dermatihis in Najaf province of Beeyle. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.

Case Series and Review.

Paederus dermatitis Singh G, Yousuf Ali S – Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol

Paederinae in relation to environmental factors and the annual rice crop cycle. Unless the presence of the beetle is specifically recalled or the specimen is captured, individuals may not understand the source of newly manifesting symptoms.

Control of an outbreak of rove beetle dermatitis in an isolated camp in a game reserve. Verma CR, Agarwal S. Authors have observed that in many cases of blister beetle dermatitis, even on mild touch over the affected area, patient will feel burning sensation and he will immediately pull back the touched body part. Excessive itching or scratching of lesions may result in open wounds; therefore in severe cases antibiotics may be prescribed prophylactically to reduce the risk of secondary infection of dermal abrasions.

Proposed criteria for diagnosis of Paederus dermatitis Click here to view. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop ; Kellner 17 found females to be the primary carrier or the endosymbiont, and that larvae acquired it only after consuming the eggshell wall which contained the bacteria.

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