ID#: 15978
The arm of this patient displayed a number of erythematous pustular lesions that had been caused by the bites of fire ants, Solenopsis saevissima. The insect is a native to South America, and was introduced to the United States through the importation of agricultural products. Note the erythematous ring, which surrounded the pustular, papular center.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Harold George Scott, PhD
Creation Date: 1958
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