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Revista Cubana de Reumatología

versión On-line ISSN 1817-5996

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SALDARRIAGA-RIVERA, Lina María; LOPEZ-VILLEGAS, Víctor Jaime  y  RIVERA TOQUICA, Fernando. Association of Ulomoides Dermestoides "beetle-peanut" as cause of palpable purpura. Rev Cuba Reumatol [online]. 2017, vol.19, suppl.1, pp.224-227. ISSN 1817-5996.

Ingestion of Ulomoides Dermestoides "beetle-peanut" has been used in alternative medicine to treat different chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes or cancer. Its use has increased in South America in recent years with acceptance. We present the case of a 64-year-old woman with palpable purpura in limbs and fever that appears during ingestion of the beetles. A hypersensitivity vasculitis was diagnosed which resolved after suspending ingestion of the beetles and initiating corticosteroids. The present case shows the potential risk of adverse events generated by alternative medicine treatments. This is the first association between Ingestion of Ulomoides dermestoides "beetle-peanut" and palpable purpura which has been described in the literature

Palabras clave : purpura; vasculitis; leukocytoclasticn Cutaneous; Ulomoides Dermestoides.

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