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Intoxication Following Dermal Contact with the Lonomia Genus Caterpillar

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

Caterpillars of the Genus Lonomia (saturnidae caterpillars) have several toxins on their outer hairs. Humans who come in contact with these hairs through casual contact may develop a life-threatening intoxication.

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