Tungiasis in a beach volleyball player: A case report

Stefano Veraldi, Maria Chiara Persico, Marta Valsecchi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Podiatry


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