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onchocerciasis

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A filariasis that involves parasitic infection caused by the nematode Onchocerca volvulus, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of a blackfly of the genus Simulium. The worms spread throughout the body and, when they die, cause intense itching and a strong immune system response that can destroy nearby tissue. The symptoms include pruritus, dermatitis, blindness, onchocercomata (subcutaneous nodules), and lymphadenopathy. [ url:http://www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/HTML/Filariasis.htm ]

Synonyms: Onchocerca volvulus infection, volvulosis, Infection by Onchocerca volvulus

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database cross reference
  • GARD:7252
  • MTHICD9_2006:125.3
  • ICD9CM:125.3
  • SNOMEDCT_US_2018_03_01:38539003
  • NCI:C34861
  • CSP2005:2214-3590
  • MESH:D009855
  • ICD10CM:B73
  • UMLS_CUI:C0029001
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DOID:11678