Tungiasis is an infestation caused by penetration of the skin by the gravid female of the flea Tunga penetrans Linnaeus 1758 (Insecta, Siphonaptera: Tungidae). Tunga penetrans is currently found in Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central Asia. Prevalence is very high in Brazil. We present a case of tungiasis in an Italian beach volleyball player who acquired the infestation in Brazil.

Tungiasis in a beach volleyball player: a case report / S. Veraldi, M.C. Persico, M. Valsecchi. - In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. - ISSN 8750-7315. - 101:4(2011), pp. 353-355.

Tungiasis in a beach volleyball player: a case report

S. Veraldi
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2011

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Tungiasis is an infestation caused by penetration of the skin by the gravid female of the flea Tunga penetrans Linnaeus 1758 (Insecta, Siphonaptera: Tungidae). Tunga penetrans is currently found in Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central Asia. Prevalence is very high in Brazil. We present a case of tungiasis in an Italian beach volleyball player who acquired the infestation in Brazil.
Travel ; animals ; foot dermatoses ; skin diseases parasitic ; volleyball ; humans ; Brazil ; adult ; tungiasis ; tunga ; male
Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree
Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
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