home health sand fleas cause severe infection to a girl in Brazil (strong images) photography/Millennium Brazil.-a 10-year-old girl was di agnosticada with a skin infection, after having played without wearing shoes in a rural area of Brazil, reported to the New England Journal of Medicine.
The girl appeared in a primary clinic with multiple injuries, which had black spots in the Centre and were painful, on the ground and the toes.
These injuries arose 10 days until you come to the doctor, where it was finally diagnosed with Tungiasis, an infestation of the skin caused by the sand Tunga penetrans flea.
The tungiasis affects around 15 to 55 per cent of the populations of low-income developing countries, mainly in South America, sub-Saharan Africa and recently in Asia, according to information from the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, of the UNAM.
Signs and early symptoms can go unnoticed. However, as it increases size the abdomen of the flea is itching important and forms a nodule that can be painful.
The minor was subjected to removal of fleas and the local wound care. After the treatment, there was a complete remission of lesions and uncomplicated in the follow-up.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine