Coolie itch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coolie itch is a cutaneous condition caused by Rhizoglyphus parasiticus, characterized by an intense pruritus. It is found in India on tea plantations and causes sore feet.[1]:454

Rhizoglyphus parasiticus is a type of mite.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Alan B. Fleischer (15 January 2000). The clinical management of itching. Informa Health Care. pp. 62–. ISBN 978-1-85070-779-0. Retrieved 30 April 2010.