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Tunga penetrans infestation

Known as: jiggers, Infestation by chigoe, Tungiasis [Disease/Finding] 
An infestation with the flea TUNGA PENETRANS causing inflammation, pruritus, and pain, in both humans and other mammals. There is a high incidence of… Expand
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2011
2011
PART ONE: THE HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL SETTING 1. The Two Languages and Their Historical Relation 2. The Historical Development… Expand
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
BackgroundEuropeans represent the majority of international travellers and clinicians encountering returned patients have an… Expand
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2007
2007
In Brazil tungiasis is endemic in many resource-poor communities, where various domestic and sylvatic animals act as reservoirs… Expand
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2006
2006
Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease prevalent in impoverished populations in the tropics and associated with considerable… Expand
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
OBJECTIVE To assess the short-term and long-term impact of selective mass treatment with ivermectin on the prevalence of… Expand
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Review
2004
Review
2004
CONTEXT Ectoparasitoses (infestations with parasites that live on or in the skin) can cause considerable morbidity. Whereas… Expand
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2004
2004
Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease caused by the sand flea Tunga penetrans. This ectoparasitosis is endemic in South America… Expand
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Abstract. Tungiasis is an important health problem in poor communities in Brazil and is associated with severe morbidity… Expand
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Tungiasis is hyperendemic in many poor communities in Brazil and is associated with considerable morbidity. In order to… Expand
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1995
Highly Cited
1995
The full spectrum of skin diseases related to travel in tropical areas is unknown. We prospectively studied 269 consecutive… Expand
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