Tungiasis

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Tungiasis

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 37 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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[Tungiasis, an emerging tropical disease in Chile: three imported cases reports].
 

Author(s): Félix Fich, Pablo Del Barrio-Díaz, Sandra Kam, Vilma Celle, Marcela Concha, Marianne Kolbach, Juan E Carrasco-Zuber

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2013 Dec;30(6):676-9.

 

Tungiasis is a cutaneous ectoparasitosis caused by the sand flea Tunga penetrans whose higher prevalence occurs in South America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is clinically characterized by a papular lesion, either single or multiple, with a whitish halo and a brown-black ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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Two cases of imported tungiasis with severe Staphylococcus aureus superinfection.
 

Author(s): Stefano Veraldi, Federica Dassoni, Ermira Cuka, Gianluca Nazzaro

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2014 Jul;94(4):463-4.

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 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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