PMID: 43995May 1, 1979

Mosquito: the most frequent cause of prurigo in children. Correlation with the intradermal tests in the diagnosis of allergy

Revista cubana de medicina tropical
E Nimard Mac Farlane, M Romano Mechulan

Abstract

The clinical dermal manifestations induced by hypersensitivity toward mosquito bites were studied in 50 patients of both sexes whose ages ranged between 0 and 15 years. Among 13 forms of lesions found papules and vesicles were the most frequent. A predominance of females when compared to other statistical data was evidenced. The correlation of these lesions with atopy is assessed, and pruritus, scratching and secondary infection are pointed out as factors worsening this state. Among sensitive subjects, skin tests using a 100 UNP concentration of the whole mosquito body extract were the most reliable.

Related Concepts

Arthropod Venoms
Allergens
Prurigo
Insect Sting
Hypersensitivity Skin Testing
Allergic Reaction
Culicidae
IgE Responsiveness, Atopic

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