Tunga Penetrans in South Florida

Robert Poppiti, Michael Kambour, Morton J. Robinson, Arkadi M. Rywlin

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We have described a 25-year-old man with infestation of the feet by the burrowing flea Tunga penetrans, acquired in Brazil. We have also presented the microscopic characteristics of the flea and the histologic differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1558-1560
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1983

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    Poppiti, R., Kambour, M., Robinson, M. J., & Rywlin, A. M. (1983). Tunga Penetrans in South Florida. Southern medical journal, 76(12), 1558-1560. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-198312000-00025