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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To evaluate the scale of this neglected problem, the study aimed to ascertain the prevalence of tungiasis in a number of rural settings in the North West Province of Cameroon.
To help identify potential risk factors for tungiasis, a questionnaire was administered to evaluate demographic, educational and behavioral variables, as well as any existing preconceptions or understanding.
Infestation appeared to be more common in those who did not consider tungiasis a disease, but the sample was too small to be significant (p=0.
We examined 7 biopsies from patients with tungiasis to describe the histologic features that are consistently present.
We examined histologic sections from skin biopsies of 7 patients with tungiasis.
Clinical data, such as travel history and symptoms, are important clues for the diagnosis of many parasitic infections, including tungiasis.
Our objective was to evaluate the antiquity of tungiasis in pre-Hispanic America through the assessment of different kinds of early documentation from 1 of the most advanced civilizations of pre-Hispanic America, which was in Peru.
This unique polychromic fragment is the fourth earthenware representation of early tungiasis in Peru identified to date and the only one that represents the different stages of Tunga spp.
These museums were the only facilities cited at least 1 time as potential depositories of pottery depicting pre-Incan tungiasis.
Having reviewed 14 cases of tungiasis imported to the United States, Sanushi (13) reported that the patients showed only one or two lesions and, that except for itching and local pain, no clinical pathology was observed.
We present the clinical findings as well as the demographic and environmental characteristics of 16 persons with severe tungiasis who were identified during a prospective study on Tunga penetrans-associated disease at a Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) in a economically depressed neighborhood (favela) in Fortaleza, northeast Brazil.
During the high transmission season (July-December), approximately one third of the population is affected by tungiasis (24).