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Tungiasis

Tungiasis:
  1. Causes (3 conditions)
  2. Treatments

Causes of Tungiasis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Tungiasis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

  • Inflammatory skin disease
  • Tunga penetrans flea
  • Transmission via the ejected eggs among people
  • more causes...»

» Review Causes of Tungiasis: Causes

Tungiasis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Tungiasis may include:

  • Flea extraction
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Antibiotic ceams
  • Enucleation of the lesion
  • Surgical extraction of the parasite
  • more treatments...»

Review further information on Tungiasis Treatments.

Definitions of Tungiasis:

Tungiasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tungiasis, or a subtype of Tungiasis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Tungiasis

The list below shows some of the causes of Tungiasis mentioned in various sources:

  • Inflammatory skin disease
  • Transmission via the ejected eggs among people
  • Tunga penetrans flea
  • more causes...»

How Common are these Causes of Tungiasis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tungiasis. Of the 3 causes of Tungiasis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Tungiasis:

The following list of conditions have 'Tungiasis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Tungiasis:

Jiggers, Niguiasis, Sand flea, Tunga penetrans
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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