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Periorbital Dermatitis and Keratoconjunctivitis Associated with Paederus or Other Blister Beetles (?Nairobi Eye?, ?Spider Lick?)

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Infectious Diseases
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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Description:

The blister (vesicant) beetle can cause a dermatitis after irritant chemicals are released if the bug is crushed against the skin. If the person rubs his or her eye after crushing the bug, then periorbital or ocular complications may ensue.

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