Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Eutrombicula alfreddugesi

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4619-1

This mite species is a relative of the European “chigger” Neotrombicula autumnalis and occurs in biotopes ranging from the southern states of the USA to the Amazonas regions. Symptoms of the sucking activity of mites are haemorrhagies at the biting site, erythema, and progredient intensive pruritus. Treatment: application of antihistamine and cortisone.


Southern State Mite Species Amazonas Region Sucking Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany