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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