trombiculiasis

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trom·bic·u·li·a·sis

(trŏm-bĭk′yə-lī′ə-sĭs) also trom·bic·u·lo·sis (-lō′sĭs)
n.
Infestation with chiggers.

[New Latin Trombicula, type genus of the family Trombiculidae causing trombiculiasis (possibly from Italiantromba, proboscis, from tromba, trumpet; see trombone + Latin -icula, feminine of iculus, diminutive suffix (the genus being so called in reference to the mites' piercing mouthparts), or possibly from diminutive of New Latin Trombidium, mite genus : Italian tromba, trumpet, proboscis + New Latin -idium, diminutive suffix, from Greek -idion) + -iasis.]
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Noun1.trombiculiasis - infestation with chiggers
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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Neotrombicula autumnalis is an arthropod that parasitises cats during the larval stage and induces pruritic dermatitis described as trombiculosis.
Keys word: cats, Neotrombicula autumnalis, trombiculosis.
Trombiculosis is a common but underreported ectoparasitosis that is probably often misdiagnosed.