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Title: Cockroach (Blatella germanica) bites in Amazonian indigenous peoples: report of cases
Authors: Uieda, Wilson
Haddad, Vidal
Abstract: Cockroaches are insects present in all environments, including human dwellings. They are responsible for adverse effects in humans such as allergic phenomena, transmission of infections and penetration in the ear. As the cockroaches feed on keratin they can cause painful skin continuity solutions covered with crusts in the human skin, especially in the nails and palmoplantar and perioral regions. The bites are described in some environments where there are poor hygiene, restriction of space and overcrowding of the insects. In this communication we describe two Indian villages in the Amazon region with large populations of the species Blattella germanica showing a high rate of cockroach bites on sleeping individuals. The problem seems common in the region although it is rare in civilized environments
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Insect Bites and Stings
Amazonian Ecosystem
Keywords: Região Amazônica
Mato Grosso
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Mordeduras e Picadas de Insetos
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: International Society of Dermatology
Citation: UIEDA, Wilson; HADDAD, Vidal. Cockroach (Blatella germanica) bites in Amazonian indigenous peoples. International Journal of Dermatology, v. 53, n. 4, p. e277-279, 2014
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1111/ijd.12293
ISSN: 1365-4632
Copyright: open access
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