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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 85  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 615-616

Entomodermoscopy: A tool for hunting bed bug

1 Department of Dermatology, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital (University of Delhi), New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication11-Oct-2019

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Dr. Deepak Jakhar
H. No.: 82, V.P.O. Goyla Khurd, New Delhi - 110 071
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_791_17

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Jakhar D, Kaur I. Entomodermoscopy: A tool for hunting bed bug. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019;85:615-6

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Jakhar D, Kaur I. Entomodermoscopy: A tool for hunting bed bug. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 22];85:615-6. Available from:

An old destitute man, brought on a wheel chair, presented with multiple red itchy lesions all over the body for the past 3 months. On examination, multiple erythematous papules with and without excoriations were present all over the body, predominantly involving the trunk [Figure 1]. Palms, soles and mucosae were spared. Dermoscopy of the cutaneous lesions revealed presence of a diffuse erythema with a central hemorrhagic punctum [Figure 2]a. Ex-vivo dermoscopy of the wooden handle of the wheel chair revealed a number of bed bugs and their eggs hiding among the wooden crevices [Figure 2]b and [Figure 2]c.
Figure 1: Erythematous papules over the abdomen arranged in groups in a characteristic "breakfast, lunch, dinner" pattern

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