Case Report

Paederus Dermatitis Mimicking Herpes Zoster


  • Enver Turan
  • Işın Sinem Bağcı
  • Yeliz Karakoca Başaran
  • Burcu Işık
  • Nurdan Yurt

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2014;8(4):0-0


Paederus dermatitis is a a peculiar, irritant contact dermatitis characterized by a sudden onset of erythematous and bullous lesions caused by an insect belonging to the genus Paederus. Several atypical clinical presentations simulating other diseases have been described. Herein, we describe a case of a 15-year-old girl with paederus dermatitis mimicking herpes zoster.

Keywords: Paederus, irritant contact dermatitis, herpes zoster