Stings and Bites




Abstract


The skin serves as a protection from the arthropods, parasites, and animals and, as such, frequently demonstrates cutaneous manifestations. This appendix demonstrates common arthropod reactions on the skin, such as flea bites and stings. The skin can also become the host to a parasite that introduced into the skin (e.g., cutaneous larva migrans) or demonstrate manifestation of infections that are introduced into the skin by arthropods (e.g., erythema chronicum migrans).


Keywords: arthropods, bedbugs, bees, bites, fleas, infection, insects, Lyme disease, mosquitoes, stings, ticks.





Pruritic, erythematous, raised hivelike fleabites, often referred to as papular urticaria, appearing on the abdomen in a previously sensitized individual.





Cutaneous larva migrans appears on the lateral foot as a thin, linear, serpiginous, raised, tunnel-like lesion. When palpated, it has the consistency of an underlying thin string (Fitzsimons Army Medical Center Collection).





Intense, firm, edematous, erythematous reaction consistent with angioedema, occurring several hours following a honeybee sting.

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Sep 22, 2019 | Posted by in Dermatology | Comments Off on Stings and Bites
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