Caterpillar dermatitis | definition of caterpillar dermatitis by Medical dictionary
allergic contact dermatitis resulting from a toxin present in hairs and larva of the brown-tail moth, gypsy moth, and other caterpillars.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
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