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DOID DOID:14418
Name dracunculiasis
Definition A parasitic helminthiasis infectious disease that involves parasitic infection by the larvae of the nematode Dracunculus medinensis, which are transmitted to humans by drinking water containing copepods infected with the larvae. The female, which contains larvae, burrows into the deeper connective tissues or adjacent to long bones or joints of the extremities. The worm emerges as a whitish filament in the center of a painful ulcer, accompanied by inflammation and frequently by secondary bacterial infection.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracunculiasis, http://www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/HTML/Dracunculiasis.htm
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GARD:6286

ICD10CM:B72

ICD9CM:125.7

ICD9CM_2006:125.7

MESH:D004320

NCI:C84677

SNOMEDCT_US_2018_03_01:48874008

UMLS_CUI:C0013100

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Dracontiasis [EXACT]

Infection by Dracunculus medinensis [EXACT]

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is_a parasitic helminthiasis infectious disease

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