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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If a blister beetle is encountered, do not crush it. J Med Entomol ; Instead, gently remove it. The best prevention is through improved awareness of dermatitis linearis, which can lead to preventative actions, such as brushing insects away instead blisetr crushing them, or screening of windows. Pederin accumulates in the haemolymph of the beetle, and is not transferred to people by dermaritis or stinging.

Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus Paederus. A report of cases. John Wiley and Sons. South African Medical Journal. Even though humans are not predators of blister beetles, they also may be affected if they encounter these insects. Case Series and Review Brienne D. Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer. Dermatitis linearis is often confused with the following: Irritant bullous contact dermatitis caused by a rove beetle: How to cite this URL: Intractable itch in a Brazilian expatriate.


Blister Beetle Bites

This sign helps a lot in suspected cases of blister beetle dermatitis, where diagnosis is confusing. Patients in case series studies frequently report waking up with unexplained lesions or itching the next day, suggesting that accidentally crushing beetles while sleeping is a prominent form of exposure.

Singh G, Yousuf Ali Dermatjtis.

Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. A polyketide synthase-peptide synthetase gene cluster from an uncultured bacterial symbiont of Paederus beetles. Clinicoepidemiological profile of cases of beetle dermatitis in western Orissa.

An extensive search of the existing Paederus literature was conducting in order to elucidate relevant information regarding the occurrence of outbreaks, seasonality, exposure and symptom onset, and management of dermatitis linearis. J Med Entomol ; Paederus beetles are attracted to sources of artificial light. The various clinical patterns of blister beetle dermatitis observed in these patients are described. An outbreak of Paederus dermatitis in a suburban hospital beetoe Sri Lanka.

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

Blister beetle dermatitis in West Bengal. 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.

The temporal progression of dermatitis linearis symptoms can be observed in Figure 2. Dermatitis linearis is a common affliction for those living in or traveling to areas where Paederus beetles are found. Dermatitis linearis refers to an acute skin condition caused by exposure to the potent toxin pederin, found in certain species of the subfamily Paederina in the Staphylinidae family of beetles.


Studies on Paederus alfierii Koch Coleoptera: Allied Book Agency; Retrieved from ” https: As the exposure is chemical in nature and symptoms typically resolve over time, treatment is traditionally considered palliative.

Dermatitis linearis and its accompanying conditions are widespread.

Andrew’s Diseases of the skin. Parasitic infestations, stings, and bites of the skin Meloidae Cutaneous condition stubs. Paederus dermatitis among medical students in USM, Beete. Classical kissing lesions seen on the cubital fossa Click here to view. None, Conflict of Interest: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Although it is mentioned that signs of Blister 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. None, Conflict of Interest: Int J Dermatol ; Indian J Dermatol Venerol Leprol ; Though outbreaks are widespread, the condition as a whole still remains relatively unknown.

Outbreak of dermatitis linearis caused by Paederus ilsae and Paederus iliensis Coleoptera: Crusted plaque over the neck Click here to view. Natural history and medical importance.