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Sting through mosquitoes.
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At the puncture site (uncovered skin areas) a differently sized, very itchy wheal develops with a punctiform, often haemorrhagic puncture site: transformation into a still itchy, strongly reddened papule, possibly blistering. Allergic system reactions ( urticaria) are only to be expected in the case of a high degree of sensitization. In rare cases, excessive reactions with disturbances of the general findings (possibly fever) as well as severe erythema exsudativum multiforme-like or erythema nodosum-like local reactions may occur. In these cases an EBV infection with NK-cell lymphocytosis must be clarified.
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- If symptoms are less severe, application of a topical antihistamine (e.g. fenistil gel, soventol gel) or a 1% menthol solution or a 1% hydrocortisone lotio (e.g. hydrogalene lotio/Lsg.)
- In the case of pronounced symptoms, short-term application of a strongly effective glucocorticoid, e.g. mometasone furoate (Ecural), and cooling moist compresses (e.g. Tannolact).
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Rubbing with repellents (e.g. Autan).
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Asada H et al (2003) CD4+ T-lymphocyte-induced Epstein-Barr virus reactivation in a patient with severe hypersensitivity to mosquito bites and Epstein-Barr virus-infected NK cell lymphocytosis. Arch Dermatol 139: 1601-1607
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