Cimicosis is an ectoparasitosis caused by the bite of bed bugs, belonging to the family Cimicidae. Although the Cimicidae comprises more than 90 species, only two species, Cimex lectularius and C. hemipterus, readily feed on humans. Evidence for disease transmission by this blood-sucking insect is lacking.
Infectious diseases [BR:
Parasitic infections (animals)
Infections caused by arthropods
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Infestations by ectoparasites
Cimex lectularius [GN:
With increased international travel, pesticide resistance, and the banning of DDT [CPD:
] in the last decade, bedbugs have reemerged worldwide.
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Bedbugs (Cimicidae infestation): the worldwide renaissance of an old partner of human kind.
Braz J Infect Dis 15:74-80 (2011)
Rahlenbeck S, Utikal J, Doggett S
On the rise worlwide: Bed Bugs and Cimicosis
British Journal of Medical Practitioners, September 9 (2016)
Ibrahim O, Syed UM, Tomecki KJ
Bedbugs: Helping your patient through an infestation.
Cleve Clin J Med 84:207-211 (2017)
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