Lonomia erucism in Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil: report of a probable case and review

Maria Sueli Corrêa Rodrigo Siqueira-Batista Andréia Patrícia Gomes Adbell Franco-Barbosa Ana Candida Arruda Verzola Fabiana Ribeiro Queiroz de Oliveira Fabiano Alves Squeff Joaquim Maurício da Motta-Leal-Filho Renato Henriques Tavares Daniela Silva de Amorim Nelson Luís De-Maria-Moreira Sávio Silva Santos About the authors

This is a case report of a 44-year-old male living in Teresópolis, RJ, Brazil, probably poisoned by contact with a Lonomia caterpillar, who presented hemolytic anemia, decreased platelet count and acute renal insufficiency. Lonomia erucism diagnosis was established by anamnesis and clinical and laboratory manifestations. Therapeutic measures consisting of hemotransfusion and hemodialysis were successful. Physiopathologic and clinical features of erucism by Lonomia are discussed.

Caterpillars envenomation; Lonomia spp; Disseminated intravascular coagulation; Acute renal failure


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