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Onchocerciasis, Ocular
MeSH HeadingOnchocerciasis, Ocular
Tree NumberC03.300.562
Tree NumberC03.335.508.700.750.361.699.500
Tree NumberC11.294.725.562
Annotationcoordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent
Scope NoteFilarial infection of the eyes transmitted from person to person by bites of Onchocerca volvulus-infected black flies. The microfilariae of Onchocerca are thus deposited beneath the skin. They migrate through various tissues including the eye. Those persons infected have impaired vision and up to 20% are blind. The incidence of eye lesions has been reported to be as high as 30% in Central America and parts of Africa.
Entry TermRiver Blindness
Allowable QualifiersBL CF CI CL CN CO DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI RT SU TH TM UR US VE VI
Previous IndexingEye Diseases or specifics (1966-1989)
Previous Indexing Microfilaria (1967-1989)
Previous Indexing Onchocerca (1966-1989)
Previous Indexing Onchocerciasis (1966-1989)
History Note90
Date of Entry19890526
Unique IDD015827


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Parasitic Diseases [C03]
   Eye Infections, Parasitic [C03.300]
Acanthamoeba Keratitis [C03.300.125]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeOnchocerciasis, Ocular [C03.300.562]
Toxoplasmosis, Ocular [C03.300.781]

 
Parasitic Diseases [C03]
   Helminthiasis [C03.335]
      Nematode Infections [C03.335.508]
         Secernentea Infections [C03.335.508.700]
            Spirurida Infections [C03.335.508.700.750]
               Filariasis [C03.335.508.700.750.361]
                  Onchocerciasis [C03.335.508.700.750.361.699]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeOnchocerciasis, Ocular [C03.335.508.700.750.361.699.500]

 
Eye Diseases [C11]
   Eye Infections [C11.294]
      Eye Infections, Parasitic [C11.294.725]
Acanthamoeba Keratitis [C11.294.725.125]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeOnchocerciasis, Ocular [C11.294.725.562]
Toxoplasmosis, Ocular [C11.294.725.781]

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