Irritant bullous contact dermatitis caused by a rove beetle: an illustrated clinical course

McGrath, Lindsay, Piliouras, Peter, and Robertson, Ivan (2013) Irritant bullous contact dermatitis caused by a rove beetle: an illustrated clinical course. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 54 (2). pp. 136-138.

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Abstract

A 26-year-old Australian female traveller in Sierra Leone presented with an irritant bullous contact dermatitis consistent with paederus dermatitis. The lesions were treated with a potent topical corticosteroid with good effect. The affected area resolved in 6 weeks and hyperpigmention persisted for months until complete resolution. This dermatitis occurs when beetles of the genus Paederus (rove beetles) are crushed on the skin, releasing pederin. The same dermatitis ensues with Australian Paederus species. Serial clinical photographs are presented which will aid Australian dermatologists in the diagnosis of this dermatitis, which presents in regional Australian patients and returned overseas travellers.

Item ID: 32276
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1440-0960
Keywords: contact dermatitis, paederus, rove beetle, Sierra Leone
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2014 04:33
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110304 Dermatology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders @ 100%
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