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Boletín chileno de parasitología

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CONTI DIAZ, Ismael Alejandro. Human ectoparasitoses: Present status in Uruguay. Bol. chil. parasitol. [online]. 1999, vol.54, n.3-4, pp. 101-103. ISSN 0365-9402.

The present status of human ectoparasitoses in Uruguay is analized with the main purpose of performing in the future, comparative studies in the region. After classifying ectoparasitores in temporaries and permanents, comments are made on particular clinical and epidemiological aspects of some of them. For remarking: the high prevalence of pediculosis capitis and scabies; the frequent observation of cutaneous myiasis by Dermatobia hominis with a very interesting modification of the geographical national distribution of the fly and the presence of an endemic area of creeping eruption by Ancylostoma braziliense and A. caninum in the north of the country.

Palabras clave : ectoparasitoses; human; epidemiology.

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