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Tungiasis in a 3-year-old child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10990579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
C Gelmetti; C Carrera; S Veraldi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0736-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-02     Completed Date:  2000-10-02     Revised Date:  2009-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Dermatological Sciences, I.R.C.C.S., University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Ectoparasitic Infestations / parasitology,  pathology*
Foot Dermatoses / parasitology,  pathology*

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