Tunga penetrans


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Tun·ga pen·e·trans

(tŭng'gă pen'ĕ-tranz),
A member of the flea family, Tungidae, commonly known as chigger flea, sand flea, chigoe, or jigger; the minute female penetrates the skin, frequently under the toenails; as she becomes distended with eggs to about pea size, a painful ulcer with inflammation develops at the site.
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Tun·ga pen·e·trans

(tŭng'ă pen'ĕ-tranz)
A member of the flea family, Tungidae, commonly known as a chigger flea, sand flea, chigoe, or jigger; the minute female penetrates the skin, frequently under the toenails; as its body becomes distended with eggs, to about the size of a pea, a painful ulcer with inflammation develops at the site.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Of those people infested with Tunga penetrans, 415 (68%) suffered from light infestations (1-4 parasites), 132 (22%) from moderate infestations (5-12) and 63 (10%) from heavy infestations (13+).
Tunga penetrans has many common name synonyms, which provides a good indication of its internationally widespread prevalence (Sachse, Guldbakke, Khachemoune, 2007, p.
A study in North-east Brazil indicated large seasonal variation in prevalence of Tunga penetrans, which was greatest at the peak of the dry season (Heukelbach et al., 2005, p.
The aim now is to pioneer a low-cost poster-based education campaign portraying simple interventions to reduce the prevalence and impact of Tunga penetrans. Recent studies in neighbouring Nigeria (Ugbomoiko et al., 2007, p.
Tunga penetrans is the smallest flea species known with only 1mm of size.
Differential Features of Tunga penetrans and Other Organisms * T Sarcoptes penetrans Ticks Myiasis scabei Helminths Exoskeleton, + + + + + cuticle or tegument Hypodermal + + - - Some species layer Tracheae + + + + - Digestive + + + + + tract Eggs + - - + Some species ([dagger]) Striated + + + + - muscle (Haphazard (Helminths distri- have smooth bution) muscle) * Plus sign indicates feature is present; minus sign, feature is absent.
Investigation on the biology, epidemiology, pathology and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil: I.
The animal reservoir of Tunga penetrans in poor communities in Northeast Brazil.
Tunga penetrans: molecular identification of Wolbachia endobacteria and their recognition by antibodies against proteins of endobacteria from filarial parasites.