Tungiasis

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Tungiasis

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 34 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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Prevention of tungiasis and tungiasis-associated morbidity using the plant-based repellent Zanzarin: a randomized, controlled field study in rural Madagascar.
 

Author(s): Marlene Thielecke, Vaomalala Raharimanga, Christophe Rogier, Manuela Stauss-Grabo, Vincent Richard, Hermann Feldmeier

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Tungiasis, a parasitic skin disease caused by the female sand flea Tunga penetrans, is a prevalent condition in impoverished communities in the tropics. In this setting, the ectoparasitosis is associated with important morbidity. It causes disfigurement and mutilation of the feet. ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2013

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Tungiasis under dermoscopy: in vivo and ex vivo examination of the cutaneous infestation due to Tunga penetrans.
 

Author(s): Paulo Ricardo Criado, Gilles Landman, Vitor Manoel Silva dos Reis, Walter Belda

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;88(4):649-51.

 

The female flea Tunga penetrans is responsible for a cutaneous parasitosis known as Tungiasis. We report the clinical case of a 12 year-old Caucasian boy who sought treatment in a dermatological private office due to a painful lesion in the plantar area and whose dermoscopic examination, ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2013

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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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