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