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Possible transplacental transmission of Onchocerca volvulus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2260199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a recent epidemiological study on onchocerciasis on the lower Jos Plateau in Nigeria, a 7-month-old baby delivered by a mother suffering from onchocerciasis showed early clinical signs of the disease: pruritus was present all over the body. The infant's skin snip on incubation revealed microfilariae of Onchocerca volvulus. These findings were confirmed 3 months later when the child was re-examined. No onchocercal nodule was found, but pruritus persisted.
G O Ufomadu; Y Sato; H Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical and geographical medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0041-3232     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Geogr Med     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-31     Completed Date:  1991-01-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376231     Medline TA:  Trop Geogr Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Parasitology Division, Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research, Vom.
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MeSH Terms
Onchocerciasis / congenital*,  transmission
Skin Diseases, Parasitic / congenital*,  transmission

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