Bedbug Bites Workup

Updated: Feb 14, 2017
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
  • Print
Workup

Approach Considerations

Consider appropriate laboratory studies in the context of the clinical picture. Bedbug bites seldom require laboratory tests.

Next:

Histologic Features

Most reactions to bedbugs show a superficial and deep perivascular mixed inflammatory infiltrate, with eosinophils being prominent rather than neutrophils. Eosinophils may be prominent among collagen bundles, or they may be absent.

Previous