straw itch

(redirected from dermatitis pediculoides ventricosus)

straw itch

, straw-bed itch
an urticarial eruption caused by the mite Pyemotes ventricosus that can infest straw used in mattresses.

straw itch

, straw-bed itch (straw ich, straw-bed)
An urticarial eruption caused by the mite, Pyemotes ventricosus, which can infest straw used in mattresses.

straw itch

A self-limiting skin condition accompanied by itching due to working in straw or sleeping on a straw mattress. The straw contains a mite that causes the pruritic eruption.
See also: itch
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