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Tokelau (Tinea Imbricata): Geographical Distribution (For professionals)

Geographical Distribution

  • Tokelau refers to 3 atolls lying midway between Hawaii (Hawai) and New Zealand around 300Km to the North of Samoa. The population is around 1500 for a 12 sq. Km. surface. The isolation combined with the high humidity and density might explain in part the propensity of having this fungal infection.



  • The condition is endemic in the following countries:
  • Brazil (purú-borá Indians)
  • China (South)
  • Colombia
  • Guatemala
  • India (South)
  • Islands in the Pacific Ocean (Melanesia and Polynesia):
  • Fiji Islands (Tamana, Lav group)
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Tokelau
  • Malaysian Archipelago (Borneo…)
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand




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