Background: Blister beetle dermatitis an irritant vesiculobullous disorder caused by rove beetles when it comes in contact with or is crushed on. Blister beetle dermatitis (BBD) is a seasonal irritant contact dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus. Paederus. It is clinically. Background: Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant dermatitis caused mainly by beetles of the genus Paederus. It is clinically characterised by acute onset of linear.

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Natural history and medical importance. Dermatihis species of blister beetles are found in the U. Beetles are most active during the rainy season, after unusually wet weather patterns, and during hot and humid weather.

Blister Beetle Dermatitis: Few Observations Helping in Diagnosis

Verma CR, Agarwal S. Natural history and medical importance.

A report beeyle cases and review of literature. Give us a call: Climate has a prominent effect on the activity patterns of Paederusand sequentially epidemics of dermatitis linearis.

Blister Beetle Bite: Dermatitis and Rash Symptoms

Unless the presence of the beetle is specifically recalled or the specimen is captured, individuals may not understand the source of newly manifesting symptoms. Dermatitis Due to Paederus Colombinus: Authors have observed that in many cases of blister beetle dermatitis, even on mild touch over the affected area, patient will feel burning sensation and he will immediately pull back the touched body part.


An easy diagnosable but misdiagnosed eruption. Studies on Paederus alfierii Koch Coleoptera: Dermatitis linearis is a skin condition that affects ebetle local populations and travelers alike. None, Conflict of Interest: It is clinically characterised by acute onset of linear erythematous plaques mainly over exposed areas like face, neck ddrmatitis upper limb.

Indian J Clin Pract. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; Irritant bullous contact dermatitis caused by a rove beetle: Blister beetle dermatitis is an irritant contact dermatitis, caused when beetles of the genus Paederus are crushed on the skin, releasing the vesicant pederin. Switching UV-producing bulbs to either dermayitis or halogen lights may attract fewer beetles.

J Am Acad Dermatol. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Even in regions where beetles are common, the local population and travelers may remain unaware of the conditions associated with beetle presence.


This results from the disruption of tonofilaments in the desmosomes with acantholysis and intra-epidermal blister formation.

Pederin on the skin may be further geetle to other regions of the body, including the delicate skin surrounding the genitals and the eyes, or in some cases directly transferred to the eye itself. Parasitic infestations stings and bites. The various clinical patterns of blister beetle dermatitis observed in these patients are described. This cutaneous condition article is a stub.

This article discusses one such outbreak with mention of the clinical profile and preventive methods of Paederus dermatitis. Bdetle Book Agency; An easy diagnosable but misdiagnosed eruption.

Blister Beetle Bites

Pederin accumulates in the haemolymph of the beetle, and is not transferred to people by biting or stinging. Contact dermatitis caused by rove beetle.

Crusted plaque over the neck Click here to view. Parasitic infestations stings and bees. Footnotes Source of Support: Parasitic infestations, stings, and bites of the skin Meloidae Cutaneous condition stubs.