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Mijatović, Dragana; Simin, Verica; Vujin, Dragana; Miljević, Milan; Nikolić, Nataša; Vranješ, Nenad
In: MD-Medical Data, 10 (4), pp. 209-2011, 2018.
Bed bugs are ectoparasites of people, chickens, bats and occasionally the domestic animals and feed by the host’s blood. They are nocturnal and come out of their shelter in bed or other furniture. In humans, the place of the bite shows the local reaction that is followed by itching and forming of the crust. 68-years-old female patient reports at the Pasteur Institute for emerging bite-like wounds on the skin followed by strong itching. Physical examination of patient revealed that the causative agent could be insect. After determination of the insects delivered by the patient next day, organism was identified as Cimex lectularius, Linaeus, 1758 - bed bug. The treatment of the patient who are bitten by the bed bugs consist of lowering of itching by local corticosteroids and oral antihistamines and the prevention of the secondary bacterial infection.