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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 681302, 3 pages
Case Report

Tunga Penetrans: Painful Lesions on the Feet—The First Imported Case from Guinea-Bissau

1Serviço de Dermatologia, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, HSA, Edifício das Consultas Externas, Ex CICAP, Rua D. Manuel II, 4099-001 Oporto, Portugal
2Serviço de Infecciologia, Hospital de São João, 4200-319 Oporto, Portugal

Received 4 October 2010; Accepted 27 November 2010

Academic Editor: Thomas J. Zgonis

Copyright © 2010 A. Rosmaninho et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Tungiasis is an endemic disease in certain poor areas around the world. Imported infestations in travelers are becoming more frequent and can lead to considerable morbidity. We report a case of a 50 year-old-man who returned from a trip to Guinea-Bissau with an infection caused by Tunga penetrans.