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Tunga penetrans: a stowaway from around the world.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2007 Jan; 21(1):11-6.JE

Abstract

Tungiasis is a cutaneous ectoparasitic infestation by the female sand flea Tunga penetrans. It is predominantly a health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and South America. However, increasing numbers of returning travellers, immigrants, and adopted children are also affected in non-tropical countries. It is a cause of substantial morbidity, with prevalence rates as high as 76% in certain endemic areas. To date, the early extraction of the flea is still the first line therapy.

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Instituto de Dermatologia Prof. RD Azulay, Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Pavilhão São Miguel, Rua Santa Luzia 206, Castelo, Rio de Janeiro 22020-020, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17207161

Citation

Sachse, M M., et al. "Tunga Penetrans: a Stowaway From Around the World." Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, vol. 21, no. 1, 2007, pp. 11-6.
Sachse MM, Guldbakke KK, Khachemoune A. Tunga penetrans: a stowaway from around the world. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2007;21(1):11-6.
Sachse, M. M., Guldbakke, K. K., & Khachemoune, A. (2007). Tunga penetrans: a stowaway from around the world. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 21(1), 11-6.
Sachse MM, Guldbakke KK, Khachemoune A. Tunga Penetrans: a Stowaway From Around the World. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2007;21(1):11-6. PubMed PMID: 17207161.
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