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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Tungiasis under dermoscopy: in vivo and ex vivo examination of the cutaneous infestation due to Tunga penetrans
Author: Criado, PR
Landman, G
dos Reis, VMS
Belda, W
Abstract: The female flea Tunga penetrans is responsible for a cutaneous parasitosis known as Tungiasis. We report the clinical case of a 12 year-old Caucasian boy who sought treatment in a dermatological private office due to a painful lesion in the plantar area and whose dermoscopic examination, without skin contact, allowed the visualization of parasite's movement inside the skin. The diagnosis of tungiasis is clinical, but it can be aided by in vivo and ex vivo dermoscopic examination of the lesion.
Subject: Communicable diseases
Ectoparasitic infestations
Country: Brasil
Editor: Soc Brasileira Dermatologia
Citation: Anais Brasileiros De Dermatologia. Soc Brasileira Dermatologia, v. 88, n. 4, n. 649, n. 651, 2013.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132071
Date Issue: 2013
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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