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Acanthocheilonema streptocerca infection

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Description

Streptocerciasis is a parasitic infection caused by the roundworm Streptocerca gadi. It is most commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. The infection is spread through contact with contaminated soil or water, and is usually acquired by walking barefoot in areas where the parasite is present. Symptoms of streptocerciasis include skin lesions, fever, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, the infection can cause blindness, organ damage, and even death. Treatment typically involves a combination of medications and lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of reinfection.

Synonyms
  • Dipetalonema streptocerca infection
  • streptocerciasis
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