Tungiasis

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Tungiasis

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 53 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tungiasis-related life quality impairment in children living in rural Kenya.
 

Author(s): Susanne Wiese, Lynne Elson, Hermann Feldmeier

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Tungiasis (sand flea disease) is a neglected tropical skin disease caused by female sand fleas (Tunga spp.) embedded in the skin of the host. The disease is common in sub-Saharan Africa and predominantly affects children living in impoverished rural communities. In these settings ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Tungiasis: a poorly-known diagnosis in Europe. Two paradigmatic cases from Portugal.
 

Author(s): Rui Pedro Santos, Cristina Resende, Maria da Luz Duarte, Celeste Brito

Journal: Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2017 Dec;26(4):115-117.

 

Tungiasis is a cutaneous parasitosis caused by infestation of the skin by gravid fleas of the genus Tunga, mainly Tunga penetrans. This flea is very common in tropical and subtropical regions of the globe, but not in Europe. The infestation is acquired by walking barefoot or lying ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Disseminated tungiasis.
 

Author(s): Guilherme Moraes Krüger, Luiara Stefanelo Loro, Luiz Carlos Takita, Günter Hans

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;92(5):727-728.

 

The authors report an unusual case of disseminated tungiasis in a 52-year-old patient living in the city of Campo Grande, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, who had crusted-papular-nodular lesions located in feet, hands, and right thigh. Diagnosis was confirmed by dermoscopy and anatomopathological ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Editorial: Cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis: the challenge to control zoonotic ectoparasitoses associated with poverty.
 

Author(s): Jörg Heukelbach, Norbert Mencke, Hermann Feldmeier

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2002 Nov;7(11):907-10.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Tungiasis: a neglected health problem of poor communities.
 

Author(s): J Heukelbach, F A de Oliveira, G Hesse, H Feldmeier

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2001 Apr;6(4):267-72.

 

Tungiasis is caused by the flea Tunga penetrans. Growing urbanization, improved housing and use of appropriate footwear presumably have led to an overall reduction of the occurrence of this ectoparasitosis within the last decades. However, it is still highly prevalent where people ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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