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DOID DOID:11678
Name onchocerciasis
Definition 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.
http://www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/HTML/Filariasis.htm
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CSP2005:2214-3590

GARD:7252

ICD10CM:B73

ICD9CM:125.3

MESH:D009855

MTHICD9_2006:125.3

NCI:C34861

SNOMEDCT_US_2018_03_01:38539003

UMLS_CUI:C0029001

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Infection by Onchocerca volvulus [EXACT]

Onchocerca volvulus infection [EXACT]

volvulosis [EXACT]

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is_a filariasis

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