Tungiasis is an ectoparasitic skin disease caused by infestation by the female sand flea, Tunga penetrans. Prevalence in endemic areas may reach 83%, while it is rare in non-endemic areas. However, an increase in international travel to and from the affected regions may lead to a rise in the number of cases in non-endemic countries. We present a Danish case of tungiasis contracted during a trip to Kenya.
|Translated title of the contribution||Tungiasis case after a trip to Kenya|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|