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Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique

, Volume 103, Issue 5, pp 309–312 | Cite as

Local intense and systemic reactions to Aedes albopictus (Diptera, Culicidae) bites: a clinical case report

  • M. DuttoEmail author
  • M. Bertero
Clinics / Clinique

Résumé

Dans cette note, nous présentons le cas d’une femme de 34 ans originaire de la province de Cuneo, dans le nord-ouest de l’Italie. La malade n’a aucune allergie préalable et présente des réactions significatives (ecchymoses) aux sites où elle a été piquée par Aedes albopictus, associées à de la fièvre et à une lymphadénopathie localisée. Trente jours plus tard, les piqûres étaient encore apparentes, caractérisées par un épaississement cutané et une paresthésie localisée. Cette présentation clinique représente une réaction d’hypersensibilité et peut être considérée comme le premier cas de syndrome de Skeeter documenté en Italie.

Mots clés

Aedes albopictus Allergie Syndrome de Skeeter Cuneo Italie Europe 

Réactions locales intenses et systémiques à des piqûres d’Aedes albopictus: compte rendu de cas clinique

Abstract

We present here our experience with a 34-year-old woman living in the province of Cuneo in northwest Italy. The patient had no prior allergic disease history and in the place of bite by Aedes albopictus, she sustained significant reactions (ecchymosis), along with fever and localized lymphadenopathy. Thirty days later, the bites were still visible, characterized by cutaneous thickening and localized paresthesia. This clinical case represents a hypersensitive reaction and can be considered the first documented case of Skeeter syndrome in Italy.

Keywords

Aedes albopictus Allergy Skeeter syndrome Cuneo Italy Europe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Entomology CollaboratorSaint Croce and Carle HospitalCuneoItaly
  2. 2.Dermatology UnitSaint Croce and Carle HospitalCuneoItaly
  3. 3.Verzuolo (CN)Italy

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