Tungiasis: a case report

Sheila M. Valentín, Jorge L. Sánchez, George V. Hillyer, Rafael Vélez


This is a case report of a patient who developed a nodule in one foot, which upon biopsy, was diagnosed as tungiasis, a cutaneous infestation caused by a human flea. The natural life cycle, clinical and pathological expressions are discussed.

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