SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.139 issue9Venous thrombosis secondary to catheter insertion for hypothermia after cardiac arrest: Report of one caseStrategies for the prophylaxis of thromboembolic disease among medical patients author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Revista médica de Chile

Print version ISSN 0034-9887


TAPIA E, Oscar; KAM C, Sandra; NARANJO L, Mauricio  and  VILLASECA H, Miguel. Tungiasis: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.9, pp.1206-1209. ISSN 0034-9887.

We report a 54-year-old male that, after working in a rural zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, presented with an itching cutaneous lesion in the wrist with a black small central zone. The patient extracted from the lesion a on of 0.5 mm diameter. The pathological study of the insect recognized its body segments. The epidemiological background and the characteristics of the lesion led to the diagnosis of tungiasis.

Keywords : Pruritus; Siphonaptera; Tungiasis.

        · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License