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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The beetle does not have a stinger with which to deliver the chemical and is incapable of delivering an injurious bite.

Singh G, Yousuf Ali S. Indian Dermatol Online J. Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant dermatitis bliwter mainly by beetles of the genus Paederus. 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.

Similarly, awareness by health professionals will allow for correct diagnosis and effective treatment. Keywords Blister beetle, Dermatitis, Paederus, Pigmentation.

Blister beetle dermatitis.

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. Nil Conflict of Interest: The most common dermatological presentation of dermatitis linearis is erythematous plaques, with the presence of vesicles, subcorneal pustules and bullae.

This article has been cited by. Int J Dermatol ; The causative agent for dermatitis linearis is the toxin pederin and to a lesser extent, the analogues pseudopederin and pederone. As the exposure is chemical in nature and symptoms typically resolve over time, treatment is traditionally considered palliative. Sentinel Surveillance in Travel Medicine: Online since 15 th March ‘ Most cases of exposure are not life threatening and do not result in permanent skin damage.


Dermatitis linearis and its accompanying conditions are widespread. Fifty four patients with blister beetle dermatitis who presented to the dermatology outpatient department over a period of three months from May to July were included in this study.

Paederus dermatitis in Egypt: The most frequently reported sensations at the symptom onset of dermatitis linearis are intense burning, stinging and itching. Blister beetle dermatitis Specialty Dermatology Blister beetle dermatitis is a cutaneous condition that occurs after contact with any of several types of beetlesincluding those from the Meloidae and Oedemeridae families. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Changes such as closing doors and windows at night, removing vegetation immediately surrounding buildings, and sweeping away any dead beetles found indoors also lessen the odds of exposure.

Blister beetle dermatitis.

Outbreak of Paederus dermatitis in Southern Nigeria. Blister beetle periorbital dermatitis and keratoconjunctivitis in Tanzania. Targeted metagenomics as a tool to tap into marine natural product diversity for the discovery and production of drug candidates. Support Center Support Center. As the inflammatory response progresses, erythematous patches evolve into blisters with edema and a continuing sensation of itchiness and burning.


How to cite this URL: Natural history and medical importance. J Med Entomol ; The most common symptoms drmatitis stinging, burning and itching, with later development of erythematous plaques and blisters.

Clinicoepidemiological profile of cases of beetle dermatitis in western Orissa.

If a blister beetle is encountered, do not crush it. A report of cases. An outbreak of Paederus dermatitis in a suburban hospital in Srilanka.

Control of an outbreak of betle beetle dermatitis in an isolated camp in a game reserve. This was a descriptive study of 42 such cases was seen in a residential school, clinical details and photographs were collected using a standard pro forma and consent form, respectively.

Blister Beetle Bite: Dermatitis and Rash Symptoms

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Blister beetle dermatitis is a common problem in tropical countries like India. The typical red or orange colouring is aposematic, warning predators that the beetle is toxic. International Journal of Dermatology. Staphylinidae at a military base in Iraq.

Kissing lesions are also frequently documented in apposing areas. An outbreak of cases ofPaederusdermatitis in a toy-building factory in central China.