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Table 2 Topographic localization of sand flea lesions in pigs and dogs

From: Tungiasis-associated morbidity in pigs and dogs in endemic villages of Uganda

Localization Number of animals (%) Number of lesions
Total % Median (range)
Pigs (n = 121)
Legs 121 (100) 3333 99.3 8 (1–246)
Ectopic sites 2 (1.7) 24 0.7 0
  Scrotum 1 (0.83) 14 0.42 0
  Perineum 1 (0.83) 10 0.3 0
Front legs 70 (57.9) 756 22.5 1 (0–93)
Hind legs 110 (90.9) 2577 76.8 5 (0–154)
Accessory digits 73 (60.3) 1059 31.6 2 (0–117)
Principal digits 115 (95.0) 2259 67.3 5 (0–135)
Metatarsal shaft skin 1 (0.83) 15 0.45 0
Dogs (n = 20)
Legs 20 (100) 53 100 2 (1–8)
Front legs 10 (50) 26 49.1 0.5 (0–5)
Hind legs 13 (65) 27 50.9 2 (0–5)
Digital foot pads 16 (80) 39 73.6 2 (0–5)
Metacarpal foot pads 2 (10) 2 3.8 0 (0–1)
Metatarsal foot pads 4 (20) 10 18.9 0 (0–4)
Carpal foot pads 1 (5) 2 3.8 0 (0–2)
Periungual area of toes 12 (60) 32 60.4 2 (0–5)
Sides of foot pad 9 (45) 16 30.2 0 (0–4)
Sole of foot pads 4 (20) 4 7.6 0 (0–1)
Interdigital space 1 (5) 1 1.9 0 (0–1)