ID#: 20200
Description: Caption:
These red cutaneous lesions, which appeared on this patient’s right flank, represented chigger bite marks, made by the arachnid, Eutrombicula lipovskyana. These chigger bites can cause intense itching, and reddish welts on the skin. E. lipovskyana are not known to transmit infectious diseases in the U.S. Their bites, however, can cause subsequent cutaneous infections, when a sufferer scratches the lesions, thereby, initiating trauma to the skin, which in turn, can become infected.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ P. Parsons
Creation Date: 1966
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