The return of the common bedbug.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The incidence of skin disease secondary to infestation with the human bedbug, Cimex lectularius, has increased dramatically in the United States and in the United Kingdom. We describe a child with a recurrent pruritic eruption of urticarial, erythematous papules on the face, neck, and extremities. The etiology of her cutaneous lesions was discovered to be a bedbug infestation in the home. The epidemiology, entomology, presentation, and treatment of bedbugs and their bites are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ter Poorten, MC; Prose, NS

Published Date

  • May 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 183 - 187

PubMed ID

  • 15916561

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0736-8046

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.22301.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States