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Recurrent superficial lymphangitis after insect bites
  1. Patrick M Meyer Sauteur1,2,
  2. Patrick Orban3,
  3. Martin Theiler2,4,5
  1. 1Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 2Children’s Research Centre (CRC), University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  3. 3Paediatric Medical Practice Uster, Uster, Switzerland
  4. 4Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  5. 5Division of Dermatology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Patrick M Meyer Sauteur, Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Steinwiesstrasse 75, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland; patrick.meyer{at}kispi.uzh.ch

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A boy aged 8 years presented with recurrent erythematous streaks on the anterior chest.

The first episode occurred in spring with a pruritic linear eruption on the left side after an insect bite at night. The lesion extended from the area of the bite towards the left axillary fold (figure 1A). He was in excellent general condition …

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