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n.1.(Zool.) The chigoe.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The girl's case was found to be an infection called Tungiasis, caused by a sand flea called Tunga penetrans.
As the symptoms of cutaneous myiasis are nonspecific, they can be confused with other symptoms such as those of actinomycosis, staphylococcal lesions, cellulitis, sebaceous cysts, leishmaniasis, tungiasis, mycosis, furunculosis, chronic mammary abscesses, tuberculosis-derived furuncular mammary lesions, malignancies, and insect bites.
'The number of people who felt that tungiasis (jiggers) is a curse was surprisingly high and even those who associated it with witchcraft were equally many,' says a study by Charles Omeny, a public health official in Butula, Busia county.
Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease caused by the female sand flea of the genus Tunga.
Tungiasis is an ectoparasitic skin disease caused by the penetration of the pregnant female sand flea Tunga spp.
Tungiasis is a skin disease caused by the sand flea "Tunga penetrans"; the disease is endemic in some poor resource communities where various domestic and sylvatic animals act as reservoirs for this zoonosis [1].
This is called tungiasis and looks like a blister with a black dot (the flea's back end sticking out so it can breathe).
Although not reported in mite infestations, tetanus has occurred in jigger flea infestations (tungiasis) in unvaccinated persons.
The differential diagnosis includes infected warts or scabies but the primary lesions of these are fairly typical ofchigger fleas, therefore always consider tungiasis or chiggers in this setting.
Tungiasis, a neglected ectoparasitic disease, arises when the female jigger flea, Tunga penetrans, burrows into the epidermis of its host.