Tungiasis in a 3-year-old child

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Abstract

Tungiasis is an infestation of the skin caused by the flea Tunga penetrans. It is not rare in western Europe because of tourism to tropical and subtropical countries. However, tungiasis has been very rarely reported in children. We describe a case of tungiasis in a 3-year-old child. The infestation was localized to the second toe of the left foot and was characterized by an atypical clinical presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Tungiasis in a 3-year-old child. / Gelmetti, Carlo; Carrera, Carlo; Veraldi, Stefano.

In: Pediatric Dermatology, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2000, p. 293-295.

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