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Insect parts

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Revised: 24 June 2011, last major update June 2011
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● Carpet beetle larval parts may be a contaminant of cotton swabs, wooden swabs or tampons (Acta Cytol 1985;29:345, Arch Pathol Lab Med 2005;129:809)

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