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Caterpillar Dermatitis and Other Conditions Associated with the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM)

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

Hairs (setae) from the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) can result in an allergic reaction wherever the hair can penetrate a surface. This is a form of lepidopterism that occurs in Europe. The range of the moth is increasing due to a number of factors.

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