Disease Information for Onchocerciasis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Painful subcutaneous nodules
Subcutaneous/mass
Lymphadenopathy
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Circadian rhythm, same time event/flair
Course/Subacute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Recent Event
Recent/Travel/International 6-18 months ago
Population Group
Population/Immigrant population
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/Tissue roundworms
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Blindness
Blindness in Children
Keratitis, interstitial
Mazzotti-type drug/reaction
Panniculitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Parasites (category)
AGENT/Percutaneous transmission agent (ex)
AGENT/Tropical infections/diseases
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
infestation Onchocerca, Onchocerca infestation, Onchocerciases, onchocerciasis, ONCHOCERCOSIS, Robles, volvulosis, Synonym/River blindness
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Diethylcarbamazine (Hetrazan)
RX/Ivermectin (Mectizan)
RX/Suramin (Antrypol)
Definition

Infection with nematodes of the genus ONCHOCERCA. Characteristics include the presence of firm subcutaneous nodules filled with adult worms, pruritus, and ocular lesions.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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