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chigger

 [chig´er]
the six-legged red larva of any of the mites of the family trombiculidae (see trombicula and eutrombicula); they attach to their host's skin and their bite produces a wheal, usually with severe itching and dermatitis. Some species are vectors of the rickettsiae of scrub typhus. Called also harvest mite.

chig·ger

(chig'er),
The six-legged larva of Trombicula species and other members of the family Trombiculidae; a bloodsucking stage of mites that includes the vectors of scrub typhus.

chigger

/chig·ger/ (chig´er) the red larva of a mite of the family Trombiculidae; it attaches to a host's skin, and its bite produces a wheal with severe itching and dermatitis. Some species are vectors of the rickettsiae of scrub typhus.

chigger

(chĭg′ər)
n.
1. Any of various small, six-legged larvae of mites of the family Trombiculidae that parasitize humans and other vertebrates. The chigger's bite produces a wheal that is usually accompanied by severe itching. Also called chigoe, harvest bug, harvest mite, jigger2, red bug.
2. See chigoe.

chigger

[chig′ər]
Etymology: Fr, chique
the larva of Trombicula mites found in tall grass and weeds. It sticks to the skin and causes irritation and severe itching. Also called harvest mite, red bug, red mite. Compare chigoe.

chigger

Dermatology
A popular term for the dermatitis caused by mite larvae (chiggers).
 
Clinical findings
Intense pruritis, red rash on the waist, ankle and skin folds.
 
Management
Usually resolve spontaneously; ± antihistamines for itching.
 
Entomology
Harvest mite, red bug.

chigger

A popular term for the dermatitis caused by mite larvae–chiggers Clinical Intense pruritis, red rash on the waist, ankle and skin folds Management Usually resolve spontaneously; ± antihistamines for itching. See Chigger.

chig·ger

(chig'ĕr)
The six-legged larva of Trombicula species; a bloodsucking stage of mites that includes the vectors of scrub typhus.

chigger

The harvest mite, commonly encountered in the fields in autumn. The bites cause irritation, a form of SCABIES, and sometimes severe dermatitis. In the Far East chiggers transmit scrub typhus. They can be avoided by the use of insect repellents. Not to be confused with CHIGOE.

chigger

the six-legged larva of mites of the family Trombiculidae. See trombicula, trombiculosis. Some species are vectors of the rickettsiae of scrub typhus of humans. Called also chigger mite, harvest mite and red bug.
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