caterpillar dermatitis

cat·er·pil·lar der·ma·ti·tis

allergic contact dermatitis resulting from a toxin present in hairs and larva of the brown-tail moth, gypsy moth, and other caterpillars.
Synonym(s): caterpillar rash
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An allergic reaction evoked by contact with the urticariogenic hairs of the larvae and spines of the brown-tail, flannel, Io, tussock, and other moths
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References in periodicals archive ?
Carruthers, "Caterpillar dermatitis, " British Medical Journal, vol.
Some species of caterpillars are armed with stinging hairs and these can cause caterpillar dermatitis.