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August 1974

Allergic Reactions to Insect Bites and Stings of Fire Ants

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Asheville, NC

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(2):298. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630080086036

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To the Editor.—  Again, this year I am compiling case reports of allergic reactions to bites by insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, gnats, kissing bugs, bedbugs, chiggers, black flies, horseflies, sandflies, and deerflies. I am also interested in reactions to stings of the imported and southern fire ants.I would like physicians to supply me with case reports of those patients who have had reactions to such insects. The report should include the type of reaction and complications, if any; the age, sex, and race of the patient; the site of the bite(s); the season of the year; the immediate symptoms; the skin test results; desensitization results, if any; and any associated other allergies.Send this information to Claude A. Frazier, MD, 4-C Doctors' Park, Asheville, NC 28801.

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