The Cases with Paederus Dermatitis From Denizli Region


Erdogan B. S., Ergin S., AKTAN Ş., Kacar N.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.40, no.4, pp.123-125, 2006 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-125
  • Keywords: Paederus dermatitis
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background and Objective: Paederus dermatitis is a self-limited skin disorder characterized with lineer and vesicular, bullous and/or pustular lesions on erythematous bases caused by Paederus species belonging to Staphlinidae (Coleoptera) family. The lesions which are seen in warm and moist climates especially in summer months occur within 24 hours after the crushing of the beetle over the skin and heal with slight hyperpigmentation within 7-8 days. In our study we aimed to evaluate the history and clinical features of cases with Paederus dermatitis.