Tungiasis: report of one case and review of the 14 reported cases in the United States.

  title={Tungiasis: report of one case and review of the 14 reported cases in the United States.},
  author={I. Daniel Sanusi and Elizabeth B. Brown and Terry Shepard and Warren D. Grafton},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={20 5 Pt 2},
Tungiasis is a cutaneous parasitic infestation by the fertilized female sand flea Tunga penetrans. It is prevalent in tropical Africa and in Central and South America. Despite increasing air travel to and from these countries, surprisingly the disease is rarely reported in the United States. This report describes another case of tungiasis and reviews the 14 previously reported cases in the United States. Clinical features, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis of tungiasis are… CONTINUE READING
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