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Chigger mite infestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  13130088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reports on a 45-year-old woman who presented with pruritus and was diagnosed as having chigger mite infestation, a rare condition. The chigger mite larvae were encountered while the patient was traveling in South America. A small erythematous area with a well-circumscribed papule in the sulcus of the second digit of the right foot was incised and drained. Follow-up examination showed relief of all symptoms, including pain and pruritus. This unusual case presentation underscores the need for all podiatric physicians to obtain a comprehensive history, including history of travel, along with performing a thorough physical examination.
Wayne R Axman; John J Brummer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  93     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-17     Completed Date:  2003-12-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, Long Island City, NY, USA
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MeSH Terms
Foot Diseases / diagnosis*,  parasitology
Middle Aged
New England
Pruritus / etiology
South America
Trombiculiasis / complications,  diagnosis*,  parasitology

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