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Parasitology Research

, Volume 102, Issue 5, pp 1077–1079 | Cite as

Trombiculidae larvae (Neotrombicula autumnalis) infestation in a Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) in Turkey

  • Duygu CakirogluEmail author
  • Didem Pekmezci
  • Yücel Meral
  • Güvenç Gokalp
  • Mustafa Acici
Short Communication

Abstract

With this case report, we describe Trombiculidae larvae (Neotrombicula autumnalis) infestation in a Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) which was brought to our clinics by the Directorship of Environmental and Forestry authorities of Samsun, Turkey in April, 2007. The male Little Bittern (I. minutus), with a black back and crown, and black wings with a large white patch on each wing, had thick Trombiculidae larvae infestation both on its legs. There were neither dermatological nor general conditional changes observed, except its superficial larval attachments to the skin. To our knowledge, this is the first report of Trombiculidae larvae (N. autumnalis) infestation in a Little Bittern (I. minutus) in Turkey.

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Typhus Scrub Typhus Trichlorfon Chigger Mite Mite Larva 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duygu Cakiroglu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Didem Pekmezci
    • 1
  • Yücel Meral
    • 1
  • Güvenç Gokalp
    • 1
  • Mustafa Acici
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal DiseasesUniversity of Ondokuz MayısSamsunTurkey
  2. 2.Department of ParasitologyUniversity of Ondokuz MayısSamsunTurkey

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