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What is Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous?

What is Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous?

  • Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: Lonomia achelous caterpillars are native to Northern Brazil and Venezuela. They have spines along their body which can penetrate human skin and cause blood coagulation problems. The severity of the symptoms vary depending on the degree of envenomation but serious cases can result in death.

Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: Introduction

Types of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous:

Broader types of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous:

How serious is Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous?

Complications of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: see complications of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous

What causes Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous?

Causes of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: see causes of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous

What are the symptoms of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous?

Symptoms of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: see symptoms of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous

Complications of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: see complications of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous

Onset of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: bleeding problems occur 1-10 hours after envenomation

Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: Toxicologist, Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous.
Treatments for Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous: see treatments for Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous

Name and Aliases of Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous

Main name of condition: Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous

Other names or spellings for Caterpillar-induced bleeding syndrome -- Lonomia achelous:

Lonomiasis [Lonomia achelous]

 

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