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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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BELTRAN, María; VALDIVIA, Carlos; PONCE-RAMIREZ, Rafael  and  CHAMBERGO, Maricela. Trombicula autumnalis (isangos) in kindergarten children from Peruvian jungle. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.1, pp.58-60. ISSN 1726-4634.

Isangos (Trombicula autumnalis) are popularly known in the Peruvian jungle has not been documented their frequency. We performed a cross-sectional study in a village of Lamas, San Martín region, 18 children under five years were evaluated who all had injuries due isangos, these specimens were sent to the National Institute of Health (Lima, Peru) which were identified as T. autumnalis. It also assessed school students and adult population of this village found that 56/70 children and 85/130 adults had lesions compatible with infestation by T. autumnalis. The zones most affected were the legs, groin and buttocks.

Keywords : Trombiculidae; Mites; Insect vectors; Child, preschool; Peru.

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