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Systemic allergic reaction to a caterpillar in a 3-month-old infant

Bhat, Ramesh Y and Vinayak , G and Sushma , S (2010) Systemic allergic reaction to a caterpillar in a 3-month-old infant. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, 30 (1). pp. 83-86.

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Abstract

Systemic reactions to contact with a caterpillar are rare in children. A 3-month-old infant presented tothe emergency department with acute onset of rash, severe respiratory distress and shock. Her mother volunteeredthat the infant had been exposed to a tree processionary caterpillar. The infant responded to systemiccorticosteroids and antihistamines although the rash persisted for more than 5 days.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 04:56
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 04:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2490

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