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Paederus beetle dermatitis

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 17 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:k5369
  1. Yi Zhu, professor,
  2. Yi-Ming Fan, professor
  1. Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical University, Guangdong, China
  1. Correspondence: Y-M Fan ymfan1963{at}

A 25 year old woman woke with erythema, oedema, and painless, non-pruritic pustules around her right eye (fig 1), accompanied by tingling, conjunctival hyperaemia, and lesions on her neck and right auricle. Allergic contact dermatitis was unlikely because the rash was …

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