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To the Editor.—
Again this year, I am compiling a Biting Insect Summary and would appreciate any case reports of unusual allergic reactions, especially systemic (sneezing, wheezing, urticaria), to bites of insects, ie, mosquitoes, fleas, gnats, kissing bugs, bedbugs, chiggers, blackflies, horseflies, sand flies, and deerflies.I would like physicians to send me case reports of those patients who have had unusual reactions to such insects. Include in the reports the type of reactions (immediate and delayed symptoms); treatment; the age, sex, and race of the patient; the site of the bites; the season of the year; and any associated allergies.If skin tests and hyposensitization were instituted, I would like the report of both. Please note that it is the biting (not stinging) insect in which I am interested.If you have found any insect repellent, local treatment, or insecticides of value, I would also appreciate being informed of
Frazier CA. Biting Insect Summary. Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(9):1323. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630330077022