[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
May 1970

Oedemerid Beetle Dermatitis

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(5):601-605. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000050105017

This is the first report of a pruritic, vesicular dermatitis due to the beetle Oxycopis vittata (Fabricius). Experimental reproduction of the disease was achieved in volunteer subjects. Histologic examination of biopsy material revealed subepidermal vesicle formation and moderate mononuclear perivascular infiltrate in the mid and upper dermis.