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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine