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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Severe Tungiasis in Underprivileged Communities: Case Series from Brazil

Hermann Feldmeier*Comments to Author , Margit Eisele*, Rômulo César Sabóia-Moura†, and Jörg Heukelbach†
Author affiliations: *Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany; †Mandacaru Foundation, Fortaleza, Brazil

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Table 2

Distribution of lesions according to topographic site

Topographic site No. of lesions
median (range) % of all lesions (n=1,474)
Toes
48 (17–101)
56.4
Periungual
29 (9–58)
29.0
Other areasa
17 (8–66)
27.4
Sole
20 (3–48)
20.1
Heel
9 (0–62)
20.5
Dorsal area
0 (0–3)
0.3
Hands/gluteal region 0 (0–21)/0 (0–1) 2.7

aSuch as the tip, the plantar, or the palmar side of the toes.

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