Received 26 August 2007.
Imported tungiasis in a Finnish journalist: the first case reported from the Nordic countries†
Article first published online: 29 MAR 2008
Volume 116, Issue 3, pages 219–222, March 2008
How to Cite
JALAVA-KARVINEN, P., MARTTILA, H., TALVE, L., RANTAKOKKO-JALAVA, K., JOKIRANTA, S. and KOTILAINEN, P. (2008), Imported tungiasis in a Finnish journalist: the first case reported from the Nordic countries. APMIS, 116: 219–222. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0463.2008.00933.x
Accepted 22 November 2007.
- Issue published online: 29 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 29 MAR 2008
- Tropical disease;
- Tunga penetrans;
Tungiasis is a parasitic infection widely spread in tropical Africa and in South and Central America. Only a few cases involving travellers have been reported from Europe, and none from the Nordic countries. We report a case of tungiasis in a Finnish journalist returning from Uganda. In this era of increasing intercontinental travel it is important that all physicians are aware of tungiasis.