Systemic allergic reaction to a caterpillar in a 3-month-old infant

Y. Ramesh Bhat, G. Vinayaka, S. Sushma

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Systemic reactions to contact with a caterpillar are rare in children. A 3-month-old infant presented to the emergency department with acute onset of rash, severe respiratory distress and shock. Her mother volunteered that the infant had been exposed to a tree processionary caterpillar. The infant responded to systemic corticosteroids and antihistamines although the rash persisted for more than 5 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Tropical Paediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12-03-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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