DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_46_23 ISSN: 2589-4528

Blister Beetle Induced Keratoconjunctivitis

Shanmathi Shanmugam, Ilango Krishnamurthy
  • General Medicine

Blister beetle-induced keratoconjunctivitis is the rarest presentation. Blister beetle also known as Rove beetle, belongs to the class insecta and order – coleoptera.[1] The species paedrussabeus which is also called as Nairobi fly is easily recognized by its characteristic red, black and dark green colour.[1] This paedrus genus produces the chemical toxin called paedrin which is responsible for characteristic dermatological and rare ocular manifestations. Dermatitis in the form of violaceus painful blisters with intense itching is its most commonest manifestation. Ocular manifestations are very rare and occur only secondary to accidental contamination of eyes with the fingers which had contact with toxic chemicals from the blister site. Here, in this case report we will be discussing one such rare case of keratoconjunctivitis due to blister beetle.

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