177 results match your criteria Bedbug Bites

Staphylococcus aureus native mitral valve endocarditis associated with bed bug bites - A case report and review of the literature.

IDCases 2022 20;29:e01517. Epub 2022 May 20.

Internal Medicine department, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA.

is a leading cause of community acquired bacteremia and infective endocarditis is a part of the normal skin flora in approximately one third of the human population. Infective endocarditis due to can cause several complications and is associated with increased mortality. A 48-year-old female with no significant medical history presented with bacteremia and native mitral valve endocarditis. Read More

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Characteristic Linear and Zigzag Purpuric Lesions in a Patient with Long-term and Repeated Exposure to Bedbug Bites.

Acta Derm Venereol 2022 Mar 8;102:adv00661. Epub 2022 Mar 8.

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, N15W7, Kita-Ku, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.

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The Impact of Bedbug ( spp.) Bites on Self-Rated Health and Average Hours of Sleep per Day: A Cross-Sectional Study among Hong Kong Bedbug Victims.

Insects 2021 Nov 14;12(11). Epub 2021 Nov 14.

CUHK Institute of Health Equity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Bedbugs ( spp.) are a nuisance public-health pest that is on the rise globally, particularly in crowded cities such as Hong Kong. To investigate the health impacts of bedbug infestations among bedbug victims, online surveys were distributed in Hong Kong between June 2019 to July 2020. Read More

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November 2021

Bed bug bites.

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2021 11 8;141(16). Epub 2021 Nov 8.

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November 2021

Pilot study: specific immunotherapy in patients with Papular urticaria by Cimex lectularius.

Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Hospital General De México (Dr Eduardo Liceaga), Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico.

Summary: Papular urticaria is a chronic allergic reaction induced by insect bites. In México the most common causative arthropods reported are bed bugs, fleas and mosquitoes. Approximately 70% of people who are bitten by experience hypersensitive reactions, papular urticaria, extensive erythema, urticaria, and even anaphylaxis has been reported, Pruritus is the major complaint, impairing quality of life and sleep. Read More

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September 2021

Common pediatric infestations: update on diagnosis and treatment of scabies, head lice, and bed bugs.

Curr Opin Pediatr 2021 08;33(4):410-415

Division of Dermatology, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Purpose Of The Review: This review will update pediatric providers on the recent data regarding the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common skin infestations affecting children and adolescents.

Recent Findings: Standard superficial skin biopsy for scabies and the vacuum method for head lice can increase diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. There is growing resistance to some of the traditional treatments for scabies and head lice, and progress has been made in finding newer and potentially more effective treatments, such as oral moxidectin for scabies and abametapir for head lice. Read More

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Cutaneous reactions to bedbug bites.

Int J Dermatol 2022 Feb 26;61(2):e58-e59. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

NESMOS Dermatology Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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February 2022

Bedbug salivation patterns during hematophagy in the skin of a mammalian host.

J Insect Physiol 2021 May-Jun;131:104235. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Laboratório de Fisiologia de Insetos Hematófagos, Departamento de Parasitologia/ICB, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Electronic address:

Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera:Cimicidae) infestations have increased over the past decades in several parts of the world, constituting a major urban pest with no reversion signs. The impact on human health caused by these insects, commonly known as bedbugs, is associated with their obligatory hematophagous habit. Allergies induced by hematophagous arthropod bites are related to the deposition of salivary molecules in the host tissues. Read More

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September 2021

Assessment of Tropical Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), Infestations in Cape Coast, Ghana: Household Control Practices and Efficacy of Commercial Insecticides and Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets Against Field Bed Bugs.

J Med Entomol 2021 07;58(4):1788-1797

Department of Conservation Biology and Entomology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

This study reports the first baseline information on tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus (F.) (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), infestations in Ghana. The purpose of this study was to assess bed bug infestation levels, and the efficacy of locally available insecticides and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in controlling field bed bugs populations in the Cape Coast region. Read More

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Four Species of Under-reported Parasitic Arthropods in Mexico and their Potential Role as Vectors of Pathogens.

J Parasitol 2020 11;106(6):835-842

Laboratorio de Biología Celular. Centro de Investigaciones Regionales "Dr. Hideyo Noguchi", Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México, Avenida Itzaes, No. 490 x Calle 59, Col. Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, C.P. 97000, México.

Numerous arthropod taxa are important in human and veterinary medicine. The salivary secretions and feces of arthropods can cause allergic reactions in host vertebrates or harbor pathogens. Also, bites can be a risk factor for secondary infections. Read More

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November 2020


Joe Monroe

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2020 Jun 1;13(6 Suppl):S26-S29. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Mr. Monroe is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants; is Founder, Past President, and Current Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants; and practices general and surgical dermatology in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the prevalence of Cimex species (bedbugs) infestation in human dwellings rose exponentially, particularly in the United States. Although there is no evidence that bedbugs transmit diseases to their hosts, they are difficult to eradicate, making them a source of psychological and physical distress and a socioeconomic burden to society. Here, the author describes the case of an eight-year-old boy who presented with widespread, multiple, itchy, red papules surrounded by round patches of erythematous, edematous skin, and was eventually diagnosed with cimicosis (bedbug infestation). Read More

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Modification of footed pajamas to confirm arthropod bites: The Modified Onesie Biting Bug Assessment suit.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Mar 18;38(2):547-549. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Division of Dermatology, Children's National Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

When children present with features of bed bug bites, many parents are reluctant to accept the diagnosis. Furthermore, standard methods to detect arthropods in or around one's home can be expensive, time-consuming, and frustrating. We developed a simple, inexpensive way to provide evidence that the lesions are in fact due to arthropod bites. Read More

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Bed bug bites.

Dermatol Ther 2020 11 7;33(6):e14341. Epub 2020 Oct 7.

IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France.

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November 2020

MALDI-TOF MS identification of Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus bedbugs.

Infect Genet Evol 2020 11 11;85:104536. Epub 2020 Sep 11.

Aix Marseille Univ, IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, Marseille, France; IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France. Electronic address:

Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius and C. hemipterus) have reemerged as a major public health problem around the world. Their bites cause various skin lesions as well as discomfort and anxiety. Read More

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November 2020

Human immunoglobulin G responses to Cimex lectularius L. saliva.

Parasite Immunol 2020 12 22;42(12):e12764. Epub 2020 Jun 22.

Department of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Aims: To investigate the immunoglobulin (Ig) G response after being fed upon by Cimex lectularius L.

Methods And Results: Participants were fed upon by three male C lectularius insects weekly for a month. Blood was obtained before the feeding and at the last feeding, which was used for immunoblots against bed bug salivary gland extract, with antihuman Immunoglobulin G (IgG) secondary antibodies. Read More

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December 2020


N Engl J Med 2020 06;382(23):2230-2237

From the VITROME (Vecteurs-Infections Tropicales et Méditerranéennes) Research Unit, Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Marseille (P.P.), and the Parasitology-Mycology Department, Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny (A.I.) - both in France.

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Problems with the bedbug (Cimex lectularius) in Slovakia.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2019 Sep 8;26(3):400-404. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital, 2nd Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

Introduction: In the 1970s and 1980s, the occurrence of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, 1758) was noticed only sporadically in accommodation facilities in Slovakia. Under regular monitoring, it was possible to even eradicate its occurrence in the 1980s. Today, the problem is once again a major global health issue. Read More

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September 2019

Infestation by the tropical bedbug Cimex hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae): first report in Italy.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2020 Jan 2;34(1):e28-e30. Epub 2019 Sep 2.

Dermatology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

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January 2020

Bedbugs: Unwelcome Travel Companions.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jul 18;52:e20180543. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Hospital Universitário Gaffrée e Guinle, Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

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Petechial cimicosis in a patient on aspirin 81 mg, clopidogrel and warfarin.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jul 10;12(7). Epub 2019 Jul 10.

Messenger Dermatology, Lansing, Michigan, USA.

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Diana Kohn

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2019 03;116(11):194

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What's eating you? bedbugs.

Cutis 2019 Jan;103(1):31-33

Department of Dermatology, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Texas, USA.

Bedbugs are a known household scourge that also have become an increasing problem in the corporate space. These pests have adapted to the office environment, finding new harborages in which to thrive and devising new ways to obtain blood meals during the day. Bedbugs pose a considerable public health problem, and managing the epidemic will require vigilance by health care professionals as well as patient education on prevention. Read More

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January 2019

Infectious Disease: Bedbugs, Lice, and Mites.

FP Essent 2019 Jan;476:18-24

University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069.

Bedbugs, mites, and scabies are ectoparasites that commonly affect humans. Bedbugs ( species) were once rare in the United States but are now common. They cause intensely pruritic lesions on areas of exposed skin. Read More

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January 2019

Better than DEET Repellent Compounds Derived from Coconut Oil.

Sci Rep 2018 09 19;8(1):14053. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Agroecosystem Management Research Unit, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68583, USA.

Hematophagous arthropods are capable of transmitting human and animal pathogens worldwide. Vector-borne diseases account for 17% of all infectious diseases resulting in 700,000 human deaths annually. Repellents are a primary tool for reducing the impact of biting arthropods on humans and animals. Read More

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September 2018

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner sign: a hallmark of flea and bedbug bites.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Sep-Oct;93(5):759-760

Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu (SP), Brazil.

Human, dog, and cat fleas, as well as bedbugs, feed by biting their victims, causing acute prurigo, which is aggravated in sensitized victims (papular urticaria). The lesions appear in the classic "breakfast, lunch, and dinner" pattern. There are two main explanations: the parasites "map" the skin area in search of the best places to bite, and their removal when victim scratches, and then reattach to the skin. Read More

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October 2018

Entomodermoscopy: A tool for hunting bed bug.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019 Nov-Dec;85(6):615-616

Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital (University of Delhi), New Delhi, India.

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Mite and Bed Bug Infections.

Prim Care 2018 Sep;45(3):409-421

Family Medicine, Penn Highlands Healthcare, 100 Hospital Avenue, Dubois, PA 15801, USA.

Patients with suspected bites or skin rashes regularly present to their primary care physician. Common mite infections encountered in the primary care office include scabies, chiggers, grain itch, and allergic responses from dust mites. In fact, scabies is one of the 50 most prevalent diseases worldwide. Read More

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September 2018

[Insect bites initially diagnosed as varicella].

Aten Primaria 2018 Aug - Sep;50(7):448-449. Epub 2018 May 22.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, España.

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October 2019