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Hypersensitivity Reactions to Arthropod Bites The bites of many arthropods can trigger hypersensitivity reactions in humans. Exposure to penetrating body parts (setae) of certain moths and caterpillars may cause similar reactions. This chapter discusses those hypersensitivity reactions to arthropod bites and exposures from species that do not live on humans. (Scabies and lice are discussed […]