Et tilfaelde af tungiasis efter rejse i Kenya

Translated title of the contribution: Tungiasis case after a trip to Kenya

Mathias Rathe, Aase Cederlund Rafn, Thorkil Poulsen, Rajesh Mohey

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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 contributionTungiasis case after a trip to Kenya
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)818
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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