330 results match your criteria Tungiasis


[Tungiasis].

Rev Prat 2021 Feb;71(2):171

"Service de médecine interne, centre hospitalier Ouest Réunion, Saint-Paul, La Réunion, France".

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February 2021

Intensity and clinical morbidities of tungiasis in an impoverished south-west Nigerian community.

Parasite Epidemiol Control 2021 Aug 27;14:e00215. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Sand fleas infestation, , remains a neglected tropical disease of public-health concern in many countries. Tungiasis can lead to destruction of the feet causing serious discomfort and deformities. This study aim was to determine the intensity rate and clinical morbidities of tungiasis among the people living in Igbokoda, Ondo State, Nigeria. Read More

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Tungiasis in the urban area of Popayán, Colombia: A case report

Biomedica 2021 05 31;41(Supl. 1):8-16. Epub 2021 May 31.

Grupo de Investigación en Lactancia Materna y Alimentación Complementaria, Departamento de Pediatría, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia.

Tungiasis is an endemic ectoparasitosis in Latin America associated with risk factors such as rurality, poverty, and living with animals. In Popayán, a city in southwest Colombia, the disease was highly prevalent in the past, to such degree that its inhabitants were given the nickname of patojo, a word that describes the way of walking of people infested by the flea. However, it was believed eradicated at present. Read More

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Potential use of dermoscopy in atypical tungiasis.

J Travel Med 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

CHU Réunion, Service des Maladies Infectieuses - Dermatologie, Saint Pierre, La Réunion, France.

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Clinical implications and treatment options of tungiasis in domestic animals.

Parasitol Res 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Robert-von-Ostertag-Str. 7-13, 14163, Berlin, Germany.

Tunga penetrans, Tunga trimamillata and Tunga hexalobulata are the three species of sand fleas which cause tungiasis in domestic animals. Tunga penetrans and T. trimamillata are zoonotic in the tropical and sub-tropical endemic communities of Latin America and Africa. Read More

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Clinical and macroscopic morphological features of canine tungiasis.

Parasitol Res 2021 Mar 21;120(3):807-818. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência Animal, Departamento de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz - UESC, Campus Soane Nazaré de Andrade, Rodovia Jorge Amado, Km 16, Bairro Salobrinho, CEP, Ilheus, BA, 45662-900, Brazil.

Tungiasis is a public health problem in endemic resource-poor communities, where dogs are important reservoirs of Tunga spp., contributing significantly to the process of transmission of this zoonosis. In order to optimize the diagnosis of canine tungiasis, macroscopic morphological characteristics and clinical signs of the lesions were investigated, based on the inspection of 40 dogs infested by T. Read More

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Clinical and pathological aspects of first report of Tunga penetrans infestation on southern brown howler monkey (Alouatta guariba clamitans) in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

J Med Primatol 2020 12 14;49(6):315-321. Epub 2020 Sep 14.

Departamento de Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Laboratório de Protozoologia e Rickettsioses Vetoriais (Protozoovet), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Background: Tungiasis is a neglected neotropical disease caused by penetration of Tunga spp. into the skin of the host.

Methods: Two primates were rescued from nearby different indigenous villages, and the clinical, pathological, and parasitological features of tungiasis were described. Read More

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December 2020

Epidemiology of tungiasis in sub-saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Pathog Glob Health 2020 10 10;114(7):360-369. Epub 2020 Sep 10.

Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Tungiasis is a public health disease in many rural and urban slums in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), primarily affecting children and the elderly. Yet, this disease has received little attention in many sub-Saharan African countries. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the pooled prevalence of tungiasis and associated risk factors in SSA. Read More

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October 2020

Assessing the potentials of two local topical ointments as affordable treatment against tungiasis infestation: A self-experimentation in Igbokoda, Nigeria.

Parasite Epidemiol Control 2020 Nov 22;11:e00168. Epub 2020 Jul 22.

Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Infestations caused by penetration of (Siphonaptera: Hectopsyllidae) in cutaneous sub-layers present morbidities and resulting mortalities if surgical treatment remains the obtainable. Considering the neglected nature of this infestation and the absence of marketable product, we report an observation on the use of grounded naphthalene in kerosene ointment, and powder of in coconut oil ointment as affordable treatment of embedded tungiasis flea in Igbokoda. A total of 80 individuals partitioned into two groups of 40 individuals each were assigned the locally made topical ointment irrespective of stages of tungiasis lesions. Read More

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November 2020

Mapping the Geographic Distribution of Tungiasis in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Authors:
Mark A Deka

Trop Med Infect Dis 2020 Jul 24;5(3). Epub 2020 Jul 24.

Department of Geography, Texas State University; 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA.

The geographic distribution of tungiasis is poorly understood, despite the frequent occurrence of the disease in marginalized populations of low socioeconomic status. To date, little work is available to define the geography of this neglected tropical disease (NTD). This exploratory study incorporated geostatistical modeling to map the suitability for tungiasis transmission in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Read More

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Tungiasis: Another Traveler's Concern.

Am J Med 2020 08 5;133(8):e434-e435. Epub 2020 Apr 5.

Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Francisco Javier Muñiz, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Spectrum of skin diseases in Amerindian villages of the Upper Oyapock, French Guiana.

Int J Dermatol 2020 May 29;59(5):599-605. Epub 2020 Mar 29.

Dermatology Department, Andrée Rosemon Hospital, Cayenne, French Guiana.

Background: Due to their genetic characteristics, their isolation in rainforest areas, and their traditional way of life, Amerindian populations are likely to suffer from a specific spectrum of dermatoses. However, there are few available data on such skin disorders. Our aims were to describe all skin disorders in two Amerindian villages of French Guiana. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of dimeticones in the treatment of epidermal parasitic skin diseases with special emphasis on tungiasis: an evidence-based critical review.

Braz J Infect Dis 2020 Mar - Apr;24(2):170-177. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

Charité University Medicine, Institute of Microbiology and Infection Immunology, Berlin, Germany.

Epidermal parasitic skin diseases encompass scabies, pediculosis, cutaneous larva migrans, myiasis, and tungiasis. Tungiasis is probably the most neglected of all Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD). It occurs in South America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa and affects marginalized populations where people live in extreme poverty. Read More

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Update on parasitic dermatoses.

An Bras Dermatol 2020 Jan - Feb;95(1):1-14. Epub 2019 Dec 31.

Department of Dermatology, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Tropical Dermatology Outpatient Clinic, Fundação Alfredo da Matta de Dermatologia, Manaus, AM, Brazil.

These are cutaneous diseases caused by insects, worms, protozoa, or coelenterates which may or may not have a parasitic life. In this review the main ethological agents, clinical aspects, laboratory exams, and treatments of these dermatological diseases will be studied. Read More

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Efficacy of a mixture of neem seed oil (Azadirachta indica) and coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) for topical treatment of tungiasis. A randomized controlled, proof-of-principle study.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 11 22;13(11):e0007822. Epub 2019 Nov 22.

Human Health Theme, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: Tungiasis is a neglected tropical skin disease caused by the female sand flea (Tunga penetrans), which burrows into the skin causing intense pain, itching and debilitation. People in endemic countries do not have access to an effective and safe home treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of a traditionally used and readily available mixture of neem and coconut oil for treatment of tungiasis in coastal Kenya. Read More

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November 2019

Prevalence and factors associated with intestinal parasitic infection among under-five children in and around Haro Dumal Town, Bale Zone, Ethiopia.

BMC Pediatr 2019 10 27;19(1):385. Epub 2019 Oct 27.

Menelik Medical and Health Science College, Kotebe Metropolitan University, P.O.Box:3268, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Intestinal parasitic infection is diversified illness and diseases caused millions morbidity among under-five children lives in developing countries particularly vulnerable rural communities. Deworming coverage in such community is low. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) among under-five children live in and around Haro Dumal Town. Read More

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October 2019

Factors associated with tungiasis among primary school children: a cross-sectional study in a rural district in Rwanda.

BMC Public Health 2019 Aug 29;19(1):1192. Epub 2019 Aug 29.

College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda.

Background: Tungiasis is a relatively frequent ectoparasitosis in low-income settings, yet its morbidity and social impact are still not well understood due to the scarcity of information. In Rwanda, data on the magnitude and conditions leading to the tungiasis is rare. This study sought to determine the prevalence and factors associated with tungiasis among primary school children in Rwandan setting. Read More

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Tungiasis.

JAMA Dermatol 2019 Oct;155(10):1181

Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Unesp Medical School, S/N, Botucatu-SP, Brazil.

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October 2019

Ectoparasites: Pediculosis and tungiasis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2020 Mar 13;82(3):551-569. Epub 2019 Jul 13.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Electronic address:

Pediculosis is an infestation of lice on the body, head, or pubic region that occurs worldwide. Lice are ectoparasites of the order Phthiraptera that feed on the blood of infested hosts. Their morphotype dictates their clinical features. Read More

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Tungiasis: a highly neglected disease among neglected diseases. Case series from Nduta refugee camp (Tanzania).

Oxf Med Case Reports 2019 Jun 24;2019(6):omz049. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

Pediatrics Department, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Mexico City, Mexico.

Tungiasis is a highly prevalent yet neglected disease of populations affected by extreme poverty. It causes great discomfort and pain, leads to social stigmatization and, when left untreated, can cause serious complications. Although natural repellents have been shown to be effective, too little is being done in terms of systematic prevention and treatment. Read More

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Tungiasis in a returning traveller from the tropics.

Med Clin (Barc) 2020 05 1;154(9):376-377. Epub 2019 Jun 1.

Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital General de Segovia, Segovia, España.

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Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya II: Results from a school-based observational study.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 05 16;13(5):e0007326. Epub 2019 May 16.

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Human Health Theme, Thomas Odhiambo Campus, Mbita, Kenya.

Introduction: Awareness of the public health importance of tungiasis has been growing in East Africa in recent years, but data on epidemiological characteristics necessary for the planning and implementation of control measures do not exist. The work presented here was part of a larger cross-sectional study on the epidemiology of tungiasis in coastal Kenya and aims at identifying risk factors of tungiasis and severe disease in school children.

Methods: A total of 1,829 students of all age groups from five schools and 56 classes were clinically examined for tungiasis on their feet based on standardized procedures and observations made about the school infrastructure. Read More

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Seasonal variation and persistence of tungiasis infestation in dogs in an endemic community, Bahia State (Brazil): longitudinal study.

Parasitol Res 2019 Jun 11;118(6):1711-1718. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Agrarian and Environmental Sciences, Post-Graduate Program in Animal Science, State University of Santa Cruz, Campus Soane Nazaré de Andrade, Rodovia Jorge Amado, Km 16, Bairro Salobrinho, IIhéus, Bahia, CEP 45662-900, Brazil.

Tungiasis is a zoonosis neglected by authorities, health professionals, and affected populations. Domestic, synanthropic, and sylvatic animals serve as reservoirs for human infestation, and dogs are usually considered a main reservoir in endemic communities. To describe the seasonal variation and the persistence of tungiasis in dogs, we performed quarterly surveys during a period of 2 years in a tourist village in the municipality of Ilhéus, Bahia State, known to be endemic for tungiasis. Read More

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Tungiasis.

N Engl J Med 2019 Apr;380(14):e19

Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Image Gallery: Tungiasis in four steps.

Br J Dermatol 2019 04;180(4):e106

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, University of Tours, Avenue de la République, 37044, Tours, Cedex 9, France.

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Tungiasis infestation of dermis fat graft in an anophthalmic socket.

Saudi J Ophthalmol 2019 Jan-Mar;33(1):102-104. Epub 2018 Jul 7.

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Al Urubah Branch Rd, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Riyadh 12329, Saudi Arabia.

A patient with an anophthalmic socket with a dermis-fat graft (DFG) developed inflammation and a foul odour in the right socket. The DFG was surgically removed and Tungiasis infestation was detected. This is the first case to report Tungiasis infestation in a DFG in an anophthalmic socket. Read More

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Tungiasis, a rare case of plantar inflammatory disease, a review of travelers skin lesions for emergency providers.

Am J Emerg Med 2019 Jun 20;37(6):1215.e5-1215.e7. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, United States. Electronic address:

Parasitic infections while common in underdeveloped nations are rarely seen in developed urban centers. We report a case of a thirty-three-year-old male with no past medical history who presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of "eggs coming out of my foot" after returning home from Brazil. Based on clinical presentation, travel history, and appearance of the lesion, diagnosis was most consistent with tungiasis infection which was confirmed by the pathology examination. Read More

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Spatial distribution, prevalence and potential risk factors of Tungiasis in Vihiga County, Kenya.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 03 12;13(3):e0007244. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Production Department, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: Tungiasis is a parasitic disease caused by the sand flea Tunga penetrans also known as jigger flea. Communities living in precarious conditions in tropical and sub tropical countries bear the brunt of the infection. The main objective of this study was to determine the burden of Tungiasis in Vihiga County in Kenya. Read More

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[Update of knowledge on Neglected Diseases in Haiti: Mansonelliasis, Tungiasis, Leprosy, and Anthrax].

Bull Soc Pathol Exot 2018 ;111(1):17-23

Direction d'épidémiologie, de laboratoire et de recherches, 52 angle Delmas 33 et rue Charbonnières, Port-au-Prince, Haïti.

Haiti, like most limited-resources countries in the world, faces numerous neglected infectious diseases. They represent a real public health issue with lethal consequences especially in children. We are reviewing here the available literature on four neglected infectious diseases, mansonelliasis, tungiasis, leprosy and anthrax. Read More

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Very severe tungiasis in Amerindians in the Amazon lowland of Colombia: A case series.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 02 7;13(2):e0007068. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Institute of Microbiology and Infection Immunology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany.

Background: Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease caused by penetrating female sand fleas. By nature, tungiasis is a self-limiting infection. However, in endemic settings re-infection is the rule and parasite load gradually accumulates over time. Read More

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February 2019