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Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) and Clinical Consequences of Their Bites

Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) and Clinical Consequences of Their Bites CLINICAL REVIEW CLINICIAN’S CORNER BedBugs(Cimex lectularius) and Clinical Consequences of Their Bites Jerome Goddard, PhD Context Bed bug (Cimex lectularius) infestations are rapidly increasing worldwide. Richard deShazo, MD Health consequences include nuisance biting and cutaneous and systemic reactions. The potential for bed bugs to serve as disease vectors and optimal methods for bed IMEX LECTULARIUS HAS BEEN bug pest control and eradication are unclear. known as a human parasite Objectives To present current knowledge of the health and medical effects of bed for thousands of years, but bugs and to explore key issues in pest control and eradication efforts. Cscientific studies of this in- 1,2 Data Sources A search of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases (1960-October 2008) sect are recent and limited. Interna- for articles using the keywords bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, humans, parasitology, tional travel, immigration, changes in pathogenicity, and drug effects. For pest control, PubMed and Toxline searches (1960- pest control practices, and insecticide October 2008) were performed using the keywords bed bugs, Cimex, control, pre- resistance may have contributed to a re- vention, and eradication. Manual searches of older journals, textbooks, pest control cent resurgence of this blood-sucking trade journals, and newspapers (1892-October 2008) were also performed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) and Clinical Consequences of Their Bites

JAMA , Volume 301 (13) – Apr 1, 2009

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2009.405
pmid
19336711
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Abstract

CLINICAL REVIEW CLINICIAN’S CORNER BedBugs(Cimex lectularius) and Clinical Consequences of Their Bites Jerome Goddard, PhD Context Bed bug (Cimex lectularius) infestations are rapidly increasing worldwide. Richard deShazo, MD Health consequences include nuisance biting and cutaneous and systemic reactions. The potential for bed bugs to serve as disease vectors and optimal methods for bed IMEX LECTULARIUS HAS BEEN bug pest control and eradication are unclear. known as a human parasite Objectives To present current knowledge of the health and medical effects of bed for thousands of years, but bugs and to explore key issues in pest control and eradication efforts. Cscientific studies of this in- 1,2 Data Sources A search of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases (1960-October 2008) sect are recent and limited. Interna- for articles using the keywords bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, humans, parasitology, tional travel, immigration, changes in pathogenicity, and drug effects. For pest control, PubMed and Toxline searches (1960- pest control practices, and insecticide October 2008) were performed using the keywords bed bugs, Cimex, control, pre- resistance may have contributed to a re- vention, and eradication. Manual searches of older journals, textbooks, pest control cent resurgence of this blood-sucking trade journals, and newspapers (1892-October 2008) were also performed.

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 2009

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