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April 1966

Tungiasis in New York City

Author Affiliations


From the Monteflore Hospital and Medical Center, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(4):404-407. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600220016005

A case, probably the first to be reported from New York City, involved a recent arrival from equatorial Africa, whose clinical manifestations were typical of Tunga penetrans infestation. Scrapings and sections from the lesions below the toes revealed crumpled eggs from a pregnant arthropod, whose identity is almost certainly Tunga penetrans.

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