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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 197
Paederus dermatitis

1 Department of Public Health, Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication21-Feb-2014

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Hai Err
Department of Public Health, Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.127687

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The recent report on "paederus dermatitis" is very interesting. [1] Coondoo and Nandy mentioned for the possible effect of climate change the increased incidence of paederus dermatitis. [1] In fact, the climate change is confirmed for its relationship to change of pattern of several dermatological disorders and should be a topic to be concerned in present dermatology. [2] Focusing on the present report by Coondoo and Nandy, there are some remained queries. In fact, the climate change has ever occurred for several times. Why the change in incidence of paederus dermatitis has just been observed? Whether there is any other factor that result in change of insect ecology should be assessed. The possible explanation might be due to the shift of the human community invading to the area which is the habitat of the insect.

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1.Coondoo A, Nandy J. Paederus dermatitis: An outbreak, increasing incidence or changing seasonal pattern? Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:410.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Ryan TJ. Integrative medicine selects best practice from public health and biomedicine. Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:132-41.  Back to cited text no. 2
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