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Caspian J Intern Med 2014, 5(4): 248-250 Back to browse issues page
Dermatitis caused by Ctenocephalides felis (cat flea) in human
Mohammad Reza Youssefi, Soheil Ebrahimpor, Mojtaba Rezaei, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Arash Rakhshanpour, Mohammad Taghi Rahimi *
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 Background: Human infestation to ectoparasites such as ticks, lice, cimex, fleas, mites and others agents may result in intensive allergic reaction with symptoms of itching, skin infection and severe irritation. In this case report, we present a case of dermatitis caused by cat flea.

Case presentation: A three-member family referred to dermatology clinic in Babol due to dermal complications. They complained of irritation and the unrest caused by intense itching. Samples of tiny live insects were detected from their clothing which was recognized as C. felis (cat flea).

 Conclusion: This report highlights the importance of ectoparasites causing dermatitis. 
Keywords: Ctenocephalides felis, Flea, Dermatitis, Skin, Human, Iran.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Internal
Received: 2014/09/20 | Accepted: 2014/09/20 | Published: 2014/09/20
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Youssefi M R, Ebrahimpor S, Rezaei M, Ahmadpour E, Rakhshanpour A, Rahimi M T. Dermatitis caused by Ctenocephalides felis (cat flea) in human. Caspian J Intern Med. 2014; 5 (4) :248-250
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