Tungiasis. A Case of Diagnosis of Tropical Dermatosis

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A case of tungiasis is presented — infestation with Tunga penetrans of a man who was on vacation in Peru, with eruptions localized on toes I and V of the both feet. For treatment of the patient, the parasites were surgically removed out of the lesions, whereupon the lesions were treated with antiseptics.

About the authors

V. V. Azam

State Research Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
Email: azam@cnikvi.ru

Russian Federation

PhD (Medicine), Dermatovenereologist, Centre for Consultation and Diagnostics 

V. V. Chikin

State Research Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Email: fake@neicon.ru

Russian Federation

PhD (Medicine), Senior Scientific Researcher, Department of Dermatology 

I. A. Borlakov

State Research Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Email: fake@neicon.ru

Russian Federation

Dermatovenereologist, Centre for Consultation and Diagnostics 

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