Severe anemia from bedbugs

Pritchard, M. Jane; Hwang, Stephen W.
September 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/1/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 5, p287
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Severe Anemia From Bedbugs," by M. Jane Pritchard and M. Jane Pritchard, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca on August 31, 2009. It notes the results of bedbug bites which often cause a rash of small clusters of pruritic papules or wheals. It highlights the iron-deficiency anemia in people having signs of severe bedbug infestation due to bedbug bites. Diagnosis of bedbug bites and the risk of severe bedbug infestation are also discussed.


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