Characteristic Linear and Zigzag Purpuric Lesions in a Patient with Long-term and Repeated Exposure to Bedbug Bites

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  • Akihiro Orita
  • Toshinari Miyauchi Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, N15W7, Kita-Ku, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan
  • Inkin Ujiie
  • Hideyuki Ujiie

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https://doi.org/10.2340/actadv.v102.753

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Bedbug, Arthropod bite reactions, Purpura, Mental disorders

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2022-03-07

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Orita, A., Miyauchi, T., Ujiie, I., & Ujiie, H. (2022). Characteristic Linear and Zigzag Purpuric Lesions in a Patient with Long-term and Repeated Exposure to Bedbug Bites. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 102, adv00661. https://doi.org/10.2340/actadv.v102.753

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