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Dracunculiasis

definition

Infection with nematodes of the genus DRACUNCULUS. One or more worms may be seen at a time, with the legs and feet being the most commonly infected areas. Symptoms include pruritus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, or asthmatic attacks.

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Dracunculiasis

UMLS

Dracontiasis, Dracontiasis - guinea worm, Dracunculiases, Dracunculiasis, Dracunculoses, Dracunculosis, FIERY SERPENT INFECTION, Guinea worm disease, Guinea Worm Infection, Guinea Worm Infections, Guinea worms infection, Guinea-worm infection, Infection by Dracunculus medinensis, Infection, guinea worm, Infections, Guinea Worm, Worm infection, guinea

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