Tungiasis

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Tungiasis

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 50 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya: I. Results from a community-based study.
 

Author(s): Susanne Wiese, Lynne Elson, Felix Reichert, Barbara Mambo, Hermann Feldmeier

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Tungiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by female sand fleas (Tunga penetrans) embedded in the skin. The disease is associated with important morbidity. Tungiasis is endemic along the Coast of Kenya with a prevalence ranging from 11% to 50% in school-age children. Hitherto, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Secondary bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance among tungiasis patients in Western, Kenya.
 

Author(s): Ruth Monyenye Nyangacha, David Odongo, Florence Oyieke, Missiani Ochwoto, Richard Korir, Ronald Kiprotich Ngetich, Gladys Nginya, Olipher Makwaga, Christine Bii, Peter Mwitari, Festus Tolo

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Tungiasis or jigger infestation is a parasitic disease caused by the female sand flea Tunga penetrans. Secondary infection of the lesions caused by this flea is common in endemic communities. This study sought to shed light on the bacterial pathogens causing secondary infections in ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The prevalence and association with health-related quality of life of tungiasis and scabies in schoolchildren in southern Ethiopia.
 

Author(s): Stephen L Walker, Eglantine Lebas, Valentina De Sario, Zeleke Deyasso, Shimelis N Doni, Michael Marks, Chrissy H Roberts, Saba M Lambert

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The prevalence of skin disease in low and middle income countries is high and communicable skin diseases are a significant public health problem. Tungiasis is an ectoparasite infestation caused by the flea Tunga penetrans, which has a widespread geographical distribution. Tungiasis ...

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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