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Article
August 1964

Cymothoidism (Sea Louse Dermatitis)

Author Affiliations

USN; USN SAN DIEGO, CALIF

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(2):177-179. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600020045010
Abstract

We present a clinical, histologic, and photographic record of a not uncommon dermatologic entity caused by the bite of a small marine crustacean.

These organisms of the order Isopoda, sub-order Cymothoidea, frequent the shoal waters of temperate and tropical seas.4

Cymothoids usually feed upon higher marine animals but will indiscriminately attack man.

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