[Skip to Navigation]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 18.206.177.17. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
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.

×