Papular urticaria produced by the mite Listrophorus gibbus


Dr D.A. Burns, Department of Dermatology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LEI 5WW, UK.


A case is reported of a child who developed papular urticaria as a result of contact with the mite Listrophorus gibbus infesting her pet rabbit. Where the source of an arthropod bite response is not immediately apparent, it is as well to investigate all possible animal contacts of the affected individual.