Entomodermoscopy: A tool for hunting bed bug
2 Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital (University of Delhi), New Delhi, India
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Jakhar D, Kaur I. Entomodermoscopy: A tool for hunting bed bug. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019;85:615-616
An old destitute man, brought on a wheel chair, presented with multiple red itchy lesions all over the body for the past 3 months. On examination, multiple erythematous papules with and without excoriations were present all over the body, predominantly involving the trunk [Figure - 1]. Palms, soles and mucosae were spared. Dermoscopy of the cutaneous lesions revealed presence of a diffuse erythema with a central hemorrhagic punctum [Figure - 2]a. Ex-vivo dermoscopy of the wooden handle of the wheel chair revealed a number of bed bugs and their eggs hiding among the wooden crevices [Figure - 2]b and [Figure - 2]c.
|Figure 1: Erythematous papules over the abdomen arranged in groups in a characteristic "breakfast, lunch, dinner" pattern|
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