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Clinical diagnosis, based on history and physical exam.

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  • 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

  • Pain immediately after bite. Pruritis may take days to develop.
  • Hyperpigmented, erythematous papules
  • Classic line of bites: "breakfast, lunch, and dinner"
Bed bug
Bedbug with classic hemmoragic appearance and punctate center

Differential Diagnosis

Domestic U.S. Ectoparasites

See also travel-related skin conditions


Clinical diagnosis, based on history and physical exam.



See Also

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