The Return of the Common Bedbug
Article first published online: 23 MAY 2005
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 183–187, May 2005
How to Cite
Ter Poorten, M. C. and Prose, N. S. (2005), The Return of the Common Bedbug. Pediatric Dermatology, 22: 183–187. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.22301.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 23 MAY 2005
Abstract: 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.