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Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Nov-Dec;32(6):e228-33. doi: 10.1111/pde.12641. Epub 2015 Aug 7.

Dermestid Dermatitis in a 2-Year-Old Girl: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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1
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.
2
Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado.
3
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
4
IdentifyUS, Newton, Massachusetts.
5
Department of Dermatology, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany.

Abstract

Dermatitis from contact with carpet, larder, and hide beetles (family Dermestidae) is a seemingly uncommon or underrecognized hypersensitivity reaction to the specialized hairs on the larvae of certain dermestid beetles. The erythematous papulovesicular dermatitis that may result from such contact can be mistakenly construed as evidence of bites of bedbugs or other arthropods or infestation with scabies mites or can be the basis for a diagnosis of delusory parasitosis. We present a case of dermestid dermatitis in a 2-year-old girl and provide a review of the current literature.

PMID:
26250481
DOI:
10.1111/pde.12641
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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