Background: Blister beetle dermatitis an irritant vesiculobullous disorder caused by rove beetles when it comes in contact with or is crushed on. Blister beetle dermatitis (BBD) is a seasonal irritant contact dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus. Paederus. It is clinically. Background: Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus Paederus. It is clinically characterised by acute onset of linear.

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Tzank smears can be administered to rule out herpes zoster as the causal agent, while bacterial cultures can be examined in order to differentiate dermatitis linearis from certain types of infection.

An easy diagnosable but misdiagnosed eruption. Pesticides can be applied to indoor areas, to bed and light nets, around entrances to buildings, and immediately outside buildings. Dermatitis Due to Paederus Colombinus: Pederin accumulates in the haemolymph of the beetle, and is dedmatitis transferred to people by biting or stinging.

Blister Beetle Bite: Dermatitis and Rash Symptoms

Sign In or Create an Account. Int J Dermatol ; Suppression of pederin biosynthesis through antibiotic elimination of endosymbionts in Paederus sabaeus.

Their appearance varies, but most are about 1 to 2. The beetle does not have a stinger with which to deliver the chemical and is incapable of delivering an injurious bite. These few observations may be small, but blidter a lot in diagnosing the cases of Blister beetle dermatitis.


Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie. This sign may be positive in few other conditions with localized hyperesthesia. The occurrence of dermatitis linearis is often enigmatic and frustrating to those affected. Keywords Blister beetle, Dermatitis, Paederus, Pigmentation.

Case Beele and Review. Even though humans are not predators of blister beetles, they also may be affected if they encounter these insects. Most cases of exposure are not life threatening and do not result in permanent skin damage. Dermatitis linearis in travelers and local populations can be prevented through minimizing or modifying sources of artificial light, using pesticide-treated nets near beds and lights, general housekeeping and vegetation maintenance, and by raising awareness regarding the conditions caused by Paederus.

Blister beetle dermatitis

Paederus beetles are attracted to sources of artificial light. Instead, gently remove it. Literature review of the causes, treatment, and prevention of dermatitis linearis Brooke A. This article discusses one such outbreak with mention of the clinical profile and preventive methods of Paederus dermatitis. A report of cases. Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant contact dermatitis, caused when beetles of the genus Paederus are crushed on the skin, releasing the vesicant pederin.


Many other similar conditions may not show this sign. Knowledge about the various clinical presentations will help in early diagnosis and treatment.

Polyketide synthesis-peptide synthetase gene cluster from an uncultured bacterial symbiont of paederus beetles. Paederus dermatitis in Egypt: Clinical and epidemiological study of Paederus dermatitis in Manipal, India.

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. In some cases, vision and the cornea remain relatively unaffected dermwtitis intact; however in more severe cases the cornea may be compromised.

Blister beetle dermatitis.

None, Conflict of Interest: Muller J Med Dermztitis Res ;8: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Dermatitis linearis is caused by some beetles within bliister subtribe Paederina and manifests as painful lesions, blisters and intense itching. An extensive search of the existing Paederus literature was conducting in order to elucidate relevant information regarding the occurrence of outbreaks, seasonality, exposure and symptom onset, and management of dermatitis linearis.

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