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March 1973

Biting Insects

Author Affiliations

Asheville, NC

From St. Joseph's Hospital, Memorial Mission Hospital, and Aston Park Hospital, Asheville, NC. Dr. Frazier is also regional consultant for the Children's Asthma Hospital, Denver.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(3):400-402. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620180054016

Biting insects may cause severe allergic reactions. This paper is a correlation of these allergic reactions from various areas of the country.

The various insects covered in this survey are mosquitoes, black flies, kissing bugs, fleas, deerflies, and horseflies.

Hyposensitization was attempted to prevent reactions from future bites in some of these patients, and the results of hyposensitization are summarized.