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==Background==
 
==Background==
''Cimex lenticularis''
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*''Cimex lenticularis.''  
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*Bed bug bites known as Cimicosis.
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*Attracted to CO2, warmth, exposed surfaces.
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*Hide near beds, cracks, crevices. Feed at night.
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*May appear translucent (nymphs,) brown (mature bug,) red (after meal,) black (after digestion.)
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*Belong to Hemiptera like kissing bugs which are vectors for trypanosomiasis (Central and South America.)
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==

Revision as of 04:13, 22 January 2016

Background

  • Cimex lenticularis.
  • Bed bug bites known as Cimicosis.
  • Attracted to CO2, warmth, exposed surfaces.
  • Hide near beds, cracks, crevices. Feed at night.
  • May appear translucent (nymphs,) brown (mature bug,) red (after meal,) black (after digestion.)
  • Belong to Hemiptera like kissing bugs which are vectors for trypanosomiasis (Central and South America.)

Clinical Features

Bed bug
Bedbug with classic hemmoragic appearance and punctate center

Differential Diagnosis

Domestic U.S. Ectoparasites

See also travel-related skin conditions

Workup

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

Sources