Bed bug infestation

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Bed bug bites
Classification and external resources
Typical bed bug bites.
DiseasesDB31777
MedlinePlus000033
eMedicinearticle/1088931
MeSHD001511

A bed bug bite can cause skin rashes and allergic reactions. Bed bug bites can cause visible marks on a person's skin.[1] To be certain that marks on the skin come from bites, person needs to find bed bugs around the sleeping area. Treatment involves the elimination of the insect.

Because of growth of population and constant growth of developed countries, bed bug bite cases have been rising a lot in 1980s–1990s. The reason behind it is unclear - most think that it is caused by increase in international traveling, increase in second hand furniture market and growing immunity to anti bed bug sprays.[2] Bed bugs have been known to human for thousands years.

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  1. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.;; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. A Romero, MF Potter, DA Potter, KF Haynes (2007). "Insecticide Resistance in the Bed Bug: A Factor in the Pest's Sudden Resurgence?" (PDF). Journal of medical entomology. 22 (2): 175–178. doi:10.1603/0022-2585(2007)44[175:IRITBB]2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2010-09-17.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)