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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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A popular term for the dermatitis caused by mite larvae (chiggers).
Intense pruritis, red rash on the waist, ankle and skin folds.
Usually resolve spontaneously; ± antihistamines for itching.
Harvest mite, red bug.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
chiggerA 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The six-legged larva of Trombicula species; a bloodsucking stage of mites that includes the vectors of scrub typhus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
chiggerThe 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.
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