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

Curr Opin Pediatr 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Division of Dermatology, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Department of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

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

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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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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):26-29. 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

All Things Bed Bugs: A Primer for Nephrology Nurses.

Mary S Haras

Nephrol Nurs J 2017 Mar-Apr;44(2):181-184

Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs, Saint Xavier University School of Nursing, Chicago, IL.

Bed bug infestation is on the rise, affecting individuals across all demographics and geographics worldwide. Of concern is nursing's lack of knowledge about bed bug transmission, prevention, elimination, and the management of bed bug bites. This article explores the evidence about the lifecycle of the bed bug, its typical presentation, and ways to prevent and eliminate bed bug infestation. Read More

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Bed Bug Bites Limited to Exposed Skin.

J Cutan Med Surg 2017 Nov/Dec;21(6):551. Epub 2017 Oct 9.

2 Dermatology Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK.

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December 2018

[The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) - biology, medical relevance, possibilities for the detection and control].

Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol Summer 2017;66(2):91-98

Bed bugs have become a major concern worldwide in the 21st century and are therefore intensively investigated. The new findings not only extend the knowledge of their biology, medical relevance, and causes of the resurgence, but also can be used in bed bug management. A brief overview is provided of some of the most important research results and opinions, published in the last few years in prestigious international journals. Read More

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Bed bug dermatitis: detection dog as a useful survey tool for environmental research of Cimex lectularius.

Int J Dermatol 2017 10 24;56(10):e204-e206. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Section of Clinical, Allergological, and Venereological Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

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October 2017

Bedbugs: Helping your patient through an infestation.

Cleve Clin J Med 2017 Mar;84(3):207-211

Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Bedbugs--hematophagous parasitic arthropods of the genus Cimex--have been unwelcome bedfellows for humans for thousands of years. With increases in population density, ease of travel, and insecticide resistance, bedbugs have reemerged. As a result, physicians are often at the forefront in the diagnosis and treatment of bedbug infestation. Read More

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Bedbugs: Awareness is key.

Whitney A High

Cleve Clin J Med 2017 Mar;84(3):212-213

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

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Antibody and cytokine levels in humans fed on by the common bedbug, Cimex lectularius L.

Parasite Immunol 2017 Mar;39(3)

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

Little is known about cimicosis, the resultant dermal reaction from feeding activity by the common bedbug, Cimex lectularius L. We fed C. lectularius on human study subjects four times over four weeks and measured serum cytokine and antibody levels, and subjects recorded any cimicosis. Read More

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