Question of the Day – Thursday December 6, 2018

Question – What is blister beetle dermatosis?

Answer – The cited article reports “blister beetle dermatosis is a seasonal vesiculobullous skin disorder that occurs several hours after contact with” the blister beetle (genus Epicauta), commonly known as “Spanish fly”. (Boed L et al. Cantharidin revisited. A blistering defense of an ancient medicine. 2001 Arch Dermatol 137: 1357-1360)