Gnathostomiasis: an emerging imported disease


Moore, DA; McCroddan, J; Dekumyoy, P; Chiodini, PL; (2003) Gnathostomiasis: an emerging imported disease. Emerging infectious diseases, 9 (6). pp. 647-50. ISSN 1080-6040

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Abstract

As the scope of international travel expands, an increasing number of travelers are coming into contact with helminthic parasites rarely seen outside the tropics. As a result, the occurrence of Gnathostoma spinigerum infection leading to the clinical syndrome gnathostomiasis is increasing. In areas where Gnathostoma is not endemic, few clinicians are familiar with this disease. To highlight this underdiagnosed parasitic infection, we describe a case series of patients with gnathostomiasis who were treated during a 12-month period at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult, Animals, Communicable Diseases, Emerging/*diagnosis/epidemiology/parasitology, Eosinophilia/diagnosis, Female, Gnathostoma/growth & development/*isolation & purification, Human, Life Cycle Stages, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Biological, Retrospective Studies, Spirurida Infections/*diagnosis/epidemiology, *Travel, Adult, Animals, Communicable Diseases, Emerging, diagnosis, epidemiology, parasitology, Eosinophilia, diagnosis, Female, Gnathostoma, growth & development, isolation & purification, Human, Life Cycle Stages, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Biological, Retrospective Studies, Spirurida Infections, diagnosis, epidemiology, Travel
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 12781003
Web of Science ID: 183291900006
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/15044

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