Tungiasis

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Tungiasis

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 40 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tungiasis in Northern Tanzania: a clinical report from Qameyu village, Babati District, Manyara Region.
 

Author(s): Federica Dassoni, Ilaria Polloni, Sulle Baltazar Margwe, Stefano Veraldi

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Tungiasis is an infestation caused by the penetration in the skin of the gravid female of the flea Tunga penetrans (T. penetrans). The current epidemiological situation of tungiasis in Eastern Africa is poorly known. We present the results of a cross-sectional study on tungiasis which ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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Tungiasis presenting as a soft tissue oral lesion.
 

Author(s): Elizabeth Sentongo, Henry Wabinga

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The sand flea Tunga penetrans usually infects the feet and affects primary school-age children and elderly persons in rural Uganda. Tungiasis occurs nationwide but disease outbreaks have been reported in the Busoga sub-Region of eastern Uganda, associated with poor sanitation and ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014

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Treatment of Tungiasis with dimeticone: a proof-of-principle study in rural Kenya.
 

Author(s): Marlene Thielecke, Per Nordin, Nicholas Ngomi, Hermann Feldmeier

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Tungiasis (sand flea disease) is a neglected tropical disease, prevalent in resource-poor communities in South America and sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by an inflammatory response against penetrated female sand fleas (Tunga penetrans) embedded in the skin of the host. Although ...

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2014

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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: 22 Oct 2002

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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: 11 May 2001

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