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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008

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Pyemotes ventricosus Dermatitis, Southeastern France

Pascal Del GiudiceComments to Author , Véronique Blanc-Amrane, Philippe Bahadoran, Eric Caumes, Pierre Marty, Mariléna Lazar, Christian Boissy, François Desruelles, Arezki Izri, Jean-Paul Ortonne, Evelyne Counillon, Olivier Chosidow, and Pascal Delaunay
Author affiliations: Hôpital Bonnet, Fréjus, France (P. Del Giudice, M. Lazar, C. Boissy, E. Counillon); Centre Hospitalier d’Antibes-Juan les Pins, Antibes-Juan les Pins, France (V. Blanc-Amrane); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de l’Archet, Nice, France (P. Bahadoran, P. Marty, F. Desruelles, J.-P. Ortonne, P. Delaunay); Hôpital Pitié–Salpêtrière, Paris, France (E. Caumes); Hôpital Avicenne, Paris, France (A. Izri); and Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France (O. Chosidow);

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A–F) Photographs of 6 persons with skin lesions of Pyemotes ventricosus dermatitis. Note the central microvesicles, ulcerations or crusts, and some lesions with the comet sign. D) Lymphangitis-like dermatitis. E, F) Lesions resulting from natural infection of 2 of the investigators.

Figure 1. A–F) Photographs of 6 persons with skin lesions of Pyemotes ventricosus dermatitis. Note the central microvesicles, ulcerations or crusts, and some lesions with the comet sign. D) Lymphangitis-like dermatitis. E, F) Lesions resulting from natural infection of 2 of the investigators.

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