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Thysanoptera Dermatitis Presenting as Folie à deux

John Martin, MD; Abby Richmond, BS; Brian M. Davis, MD; Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(7):864-865. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.305.
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Correspondence: Dr Krejci-Manwaring, Division of Dermatology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 7979 Wurzbach Rd, Mail Code 7876, San Antonio, TX 78229 (krejcimanwar@uthscsa.edu).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

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Figure. Thrips under light microscopy (original magnification ×20). Wings are not visible in this specimen, likely owing to damage when the patient mounted the insect on the slide prior to clinic visit.




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