Cat flea infestation in a hospital: A case report

Leelavathi Muthupalani, Norhayati Moktar, Yin Yin Lee

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Abstract

Cat flea bite in humans results in extremely pruritic skin lesions. It has been reported to occur among those living in domiciliary accommodation. However, nosocomial infestation with cat flea has not been reported. We hereby report a case of nosocomial infestation of cat flea in a hospital facility. Identification of the parasite, its appropriate eradication, and adequate medical management of the patients resulted in a satisfactory outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Parasitology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Keywords

  • Cat flea
  • Ctenocephalides felis
  • Malaysia
  • Nosocomial infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Cat flea infestation in a hospital : A case report. / Muthupalani, Leelavathi; Moktar, Norhayati; Lee, Yin Yin.

In: Korean Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 50, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 79-82.

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Muthupalani, Leelavathi ; Moktar, Norhayati ; Lee, Yin Yin. / Cat flea infestation in a hospital : A case report. In: Korean Journal of Parasitology. 2012 ; Vol. 50, No. 1. pp. 79-82.
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