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Multiple erythemato-hemorrhagic papules on the legs: papular dermatitis induced by Scleroderma domesticum Volume 12, issue 2, March - April 2002

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Department of Endocrinologic and Metabolic Diseases, Section of Dermatology, University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV, no. 7, 16132, Genova, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 207-8
  • Published in: 2002

A 68-year old man, with a history of non insulin-dependent diabetes and hypertension (treated with amlodipine), presented to our Department reporting that a week before, preceded by a painful and burning sensation, multiple lesions had developed on his legs. The lesions, extremely pruritic, had been increasing in number. A few days later, the patient, an antique collector, found an insect, similar to a little ant, moving quickly between the bedsheets...