Bug bite on forehead

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Bug bite on forehead

mdiv
Family Medicine

8 year old presents to ER with 1 day hx of itchy lesions on face and arms. Topical Benadryl used by mom for relief. No new exposures but mom noted a beetle appearing bug in her other daughter's bed 2 mos prior. Bug killed and brought to her GPs office but no word back on ID. Mom consulted "Dr. Google" and is convinced that these bites were caused by a kissing assassin bug... Despite trying to convince her that this was unlikely she is insisting on blood work to rule out Chagas disease! I ultimately referred her to call public health for direction and to f/u with her GP about the bug ID..,

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