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Acta Medica Colombiana

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AVILA, Albert Alejandro; MORENO, Atilio; GARZON, Andrés  and  GOMEZ, Álvaro Andrés. Lonomiasis. Acta Med Colomb [online]. 2013, vol.38, n.2, pp.95-100. ISSN 0120-2448.

This is a case report of a 15 years old male teenager referred from the municipality of Arauca, Arauca Colombia by a clinical picture of macroscopic hematuria, bruising and gingivorrhagia with a history of previous contact with caterpillars of the family saturniidae. clotting times were prolonged and fibrinogen was decreased. The diagnosis was established by history, clinical manifestations and laboratory reports. Therapeutic measures were successful. Pathophysiological and clinical characteristics of the lonimia accident have been reviewed.

Keywords : lepidoptera; fibrinolysis; larva; Colombia.

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