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Pruritic Dermatitis Associated with Hairs of the Moth Hylesia

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

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Hairs (setae)from females of the moth Hyelsia metabus can result in a allergic dermatitis if the hairs penetrate the skin. This is a form of lepidopterism (see above) that occurs in South America.

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