Volume 11, Issue 4 (Volume 11, No4 2021)                   jdc 2021, 11(4): 310-314 | Back to browse issues page

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Alizadeh E, Aghaei Afshar A, Gorouhi M, Shiri F. Cutaneous reaction due to ctenocephalides felis felis: a case report. jdc. 2021; 11 (4) :310-314
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5497-en.html
1- Department of Vector Biology and Control, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran Research Center of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2- Research Center of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran Leishmaniasis Research Center, School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
3- Department of Vector Biology and Control, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran Research Center of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , amingruhi@gmail.com
4- Student Research Committee, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Abstract:   (264 Views)

Introduction: Fleas are small, blood-sucking insects that can transmit some pathogens to human and animals.

Case Report: This paper presents a 21-year-old woman with severe skin reactions in her right forearm. After initial examinations, the symptoms were recognized as skin reaction caused by the bite of some human blood-sucking insects. Finally, after 15 days of flea bites, the symptoms were treated with topical after bite cream and oral antihistamines. In order to prevent and control the infestation of this blood-sucking pest, public awareness should be increased specially in at risk populations.

Conclusion: Increasing awareness among physicians, about the symptoms of this health pest can help to accelerate treatment process.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/03/15 | Accepted: 2021/01/29 | Published: 2021/01/29

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