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Very severe tungiasis in Amerindians in the Amazon lowland of Colombia: A case series.

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Summary of "Very severe tungiasis in Amerindians in the Amazon lowland of Colombia: A case series."

Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease caused by penetrating female sand fleas. By nature, tungiasis is a self-limiting infection. However, in endemic settings re-infection is the rule and parasite load gradually accumulates over time. Intensity of infection and degree of morbidity are closely related.

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Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
ISSN: 1935-2735
Pages: e0007068

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