TITLE

Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome in a returning traveller

AUTHOR(S)
Chan, Kris; Lee, Adrienne; Rodrigo Onell; Wai Etches; Susan Nahirniak; Sean M. Bagshaw; Loree M. Larratt
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p158
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 22-year-old woman with a 4-day history of expanding ecchymoses who was previously healthy. She had no bleeding problem history and denied any constitutional symptoms, myalgias or arthralgias. The patient's last menstrual period was 2 weeks before admission. She had a normal vital sign and was afebrile on the examination. The article discusses the caterpillar envenomation that occurs after a contact with the bristles of spiny caterpillars, the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta
ACCESSION #
32981166

 

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