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Int J Trichology. 2019 May-Jun;11(3):132-133. doi: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_34_19.

Acute Onset of Painful Hairy Eruption on Dorsum of Foot: An Interesting Story!

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Department of Dermatology, Dr. V. P. Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.


Caterpillar dermatitis is a commonly observed dermatological condition in tropical countries. Contact with caterpillar can cause localized stings, eczematous or papular dermatitis, urticaria, and in some cases life-threatening reactions. We report a case of a patient presenting with acute-onset painful hairy eruption on dorsum of the left foot near great toe. Detailed history and investigations led to appropriate diagnosis.


Hairy caterpillar dermatitis; hypertrichosis; lepidopterism; tropical dermatology

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