tungiasis

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tun·gi·a·sis

(tŭng-gī'ă-sis),
Infestation with sand fleas (Tunga penetrans).

tungiasis

[tung·gī′ə·sis]
infestation of the skin with the chigoe (Tunga penetrans). See also chigoe.

tungiasis

Infestation with the jigger flea Tunga penetrans, which burrows into the skin of the feet and grows to pea size with eggs which are then discharged.

tungiasis

infestation with tunga fleas.
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In addition, Lastres, in his compendious Historia de la Medicina Peruana, mentioned nigua as being endemic to Peru and described the application of sweet potatoes leaves to the feet to treat infections (27).
Nigua, pique, jigger, chigoe, puce-chique, and tchique are only a few of the many names that have been given to this burrowing flea.
Nirgua, Cordillera de la Costa, Macizo de Nirgua, SW de Nigua, entre el Picacho de Nirgua y San Antonio-Buenos Aires, 1200-1400 m, 10[degrees]08'N, 68[degrees]38'W, 5 Mar 2004, Meier &?
Hoy said Perez, who suffered from kidney problems, lived in San Gregorio de Nigua, near the capital, Santo Domingo.