Dracunculiasis

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

Chronic pain and itching in the right thigh.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Calcified ovoid soft tissue calcification is seen in subcutaneous region of the right thigh. It is compatible with guinea worm disease.

Case Discussion

Dracunculiasis is endemic to parts of the Arabian peninsula, the Nile Valley, central and western Africa, India and Iran.

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Case information

rID: 64278
Published: 14th Nov 2018
Last edited: 15th Nov 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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