Tungiasis

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Tungiasis

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 46 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Disseminated tungiasis in a 78-year-old woman from Tanzania: a case report.
 

Author(s): Pedro Pallangyo, Paulina Nicholaus

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Tungiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases; it affects up to 40% of individuals living in societies with poor housing and sanitation standards. In endemic areas, Tunga infestation, which predominantly affects the periungual areas of the lower limbs in humans, is associated ...

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2016

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Successful Treatment of Severe Tungiasis in Pigs Using a Topical Aerosol Containing Chlorfenvinphos, Dichlorphos and Gentian Violet.
 

Author(s): Francis Mutebi, Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Hermann Feldmeier, Charles Waiswa, Jeanne Bukeka Muhindo, Jürgen Krücken

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In endemic communities, zoonotic tungiasis, a severe skin disease caused by penetrating female sand fleas, is a public health hazard causing significant human and animal morbidity. No validated drugs are currently available for treatment of animal tungiasis. Due to the reservoir in ...

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2016

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Prevalence and risk factors associated with tungiasis in Mayuge district, Eastern Uganda.
 

Author(s): Solomon Tsebeni Wafula, Charles Ssemugabo, Noel Namuhani, David Musoke, John Ssempebwa, Abdullah Ali Halage

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Tungiasis is an endemic but neglected health problem in Uganda especially in resource poor communities. It is largely affecting rural communities in the Eastern, West Nile and Central regions. This study assessed prevalence and risk factors associated with tungiasis in Mayuge district, ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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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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