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Gnathostomiasis: Report of a case and brief review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22346487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nematodes of the genus Gnathostoma can cause a spectrum of disease in humans. This includes a distinctive syndrome of intermittent migratory subcutaneous swellings, central nervous system involvement with high morbidity and mortality and occasionally, involvement of other organs. Gnathostomiasis is endemic in southern and eastern Asia, particularly Thailand, but has recently been reported from Ecuador and Mexico. Diagnosis is usually based on clinical, epidemiological and serological findings. A recent study suggests that treatment with albendazole is effective. This report describes a patient diagnosed in Canada in whom evidence of pericarditis was associated with gnathostomiasis and in whom treatment with albendazole appears to have been effective.
Authors:
S Houston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of infectious diseases = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1180-2332     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Infect Dis     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  2012-08-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9425856     Medline TA:  Can J Infect Dis     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta Hospitals, Edmonton, Alberta.
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