Tungiasis in a 3-year-old child

Carlo Gelmetti, Carlo Carrera, Stefano Veraldi

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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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