tungiasis


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tun·gi·a·sis

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

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.
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Combining the clinical and dermoscopic data, a diagnosis of tungiasis was made and a surgical excision was performed.
Tungiasis in native Amerindians in Vaupes province: epidemiology, clinical aspects, treatment, and prevention.
To the best of our knowledge Tungiasis dynamical model with application of optimal control technique has not been done.
Suelen dejar los miembros infectados hechos lo que se dice un desastre, asi que padecer la tungiasis es tan incomodo y doloroso como parece.
Tungiasis results in significant morbidity, manifesting itself in a number of symptoms such as severe local inflammation, auto-amputation of digits, deformation and loss of nails, formation of fissures and ulcers, gangrene and walking difficulties.
Esta pulga causa la tungiasis, enfermedad que produce afecciones cutaneas que pueden ocasionar complicaciones severas como tetanos y gangrena (Coscaron et al., 2001).
Este es un informe del caso de un paciente que desarrollo un nodulo en un pie, que luego de biopsia, fue diagnosticado como tungiasis, una infestacion cutanea causada por una pulga humana.
Tunga penetrans is an invasive flea that lodges itself in the epidermis of mammals, producing a painful nodular lesion known as tungiasis. First described in South America by Oviedo in 1526, (1) the flea has since spread to the Caribbean, Africa, Pakistan, and the west coast of India, where it has a history of disabling military units and civilians.
Their usefulness for diagnosing several parasitic disorders of the skin (e.g., scabies, pediculosis, phthiriasis, larva migrans, tungiasis, myiasis, and tick infestations) has led to introduction of the term entodermoscopy.
* Cutaneous larva migrans, tungiasis and myiasis can all cause considerable discomfort but are comparably harmless.
Tungiasis, a parasitic skin disease that occurs in tropical countries, is caused by sand fleas of the genus Tunga (Insecta, Siphonaptera, Tungidae).
This section also includes photographs of physical findings in travelers; the photographs highlight such diseases as African tick-bite fever, chikungunya, dengue, swimmer's itch, African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, measles, tungiasis, and cutaneous larva migrans.