An unusual case of ectopic tungiasis with pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia

Tungiasis is caused by the penetration of the female sand flea Tunga penetrans into the epidermis, and subsequent hypertrophy of the parasite. In most cases lesions are confined to the feet. During a cross-sectional study, an unusual case of ectopic tungiasis in the inguinal area was detected. Histo...

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Publication Date:2004
Main Author: Heukelbach,J.
Other Authors: Sahebali,S., Van Marck,E., Sabóia Moura,R.C., Feldmeier,H.
Document type: Report
Language:eng
Published: Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
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Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-86702004000600012
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