Flea Bite


Flea Bite, Siphonaptera, Flea

  • Pathophysiology
  1. Transmission
    1. Fleas have no wings and move by jumping
  2. Dog or cat fleas (Ctenocephalides )
    1. Fleas jump from their typical hosts (dogs and cats) to humans to inflict their bites
  3. Human fleas (Pulex irritans)
    1. Associated with unsanitary conditions and poor hygiene
  • Associated Conditions
  • Diseases for which fleas are vectors
  • Signs
  1. Pruritic Papules
  2. Distribution
    1. Ankles most commonly affected
  • Management