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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Nov;14(11):1759-61. doi: 10.3201/eid1411.080288.

Pyemotes ventricosus dermatitis, southeastern France.

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Unité de Maladies Infectieuses et Dermatologie, Hôpital Bonnet, Fréjus, France. del-giudice-p@chi-frejus-saint-raphael.fr

Abstract

We investigated 42 patients who had unusual pruritic dermatitis associated with a specific clinical sign (comet sign) in 23 houses in southeastern France from May through September 2007. Pyemotes ventricosus, a parasite of the furniture beetle Anobium punctatum, was the cause of this condition.

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PMID:
18976564
PMCID:
PMC2630734
DOI:
10.3201/eid1411.080288
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