Tungiasis Presenting as Onychomycosis: Probably the First Report of Flea Infestation of the Nail Observed Using Modified Potassium Hydroxide Mount Technique.
- Venkataramana Kandi
Cureus 2018 Mar 5;10(3):e2278. Epub 2018 Mar 5.
Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences.
Tungiasis is an infection/infestation of the flea . These are bloodsucking ectoparasitic insects belonging to the phylum Arthropoda, and they do not possess wings, but they have long legs enabling them to jump up to 30 cm high. The fleas are usually present on the skin and in the hair of domestic and wild animals and are prevalent throughout the world. Read More