Fleas

Background

Flea drawing.
  • Bilaterally-flattened wingless insects with enlarged hindlimbs specially adapted for jumping (up to 100 times their body length)[1]
  • There are some 2,500 flea species, most parasitic on mammals (especially rodents) and some on birds[2]

Clinical Features

Sand fleas and sand from each of the 13 beaches (note camouflage to environment).
→ indicates newly penetrated sand fleas; ▴ indicates older lesions; (A) baseline examination, (B) week 2, (C) week 6 and (D) week 10 of follow up.
Jigger, Tunga penetrans, in human skin.

Differential Diagnosis

Domestic U.S. Ectoparasites

See also travel-related skin conditions

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

See Also

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