Categories: Rare diseases, Infectious diseases
Aliases & Descriptions for Dracunculiasis:
Orphanet epidemiological data:52
Age of onset: All ages; Age of death: any age
Global: Rare diseases, Infectious diseases
Rare infectious diseases
Disease Ontology:11 A parasitic helminthiasis infectious disease that involves parasitic infection by the larvae of the nematode dracunculus medinensis, which are transmitted to humans by drinking water containing copepods infected with the larvae. the female, which contains larvae, burrows into the deeper connective tissues or adjacent to long bones or joints of the extremities. the worm emerges as a whitish filament in the center of a painful ulcer, accompanied by inflammation and frequently by secondary bacterial infection.
MalaCards based summary: Dracunculiasis, also known as guinea worm disease, is related to schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis, and has symptoms including skin rash, pruritus and diarrhea. An important gene associated with Dracunculiasis is SETDB1 (SET Domain Bifurcated 1). The drug thiabendazole has been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include skin, bone and breast.
CDC:2 The program has made great strides from 3.5 million cases annually in the mid-1980s to 126 cases in 2014. In 2015, only 22 cases were reported worldwide—a 83% reduction in cases from the previous year. Global eradication is within reach.
Wikipedia:69 Dracunculiasis, also called Guinea-worm disease (GWD), is an infection by the Guinea worm. A person... more...
Diseases related to Dracunculiasis via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing:(show all 16)
Graphical network of diseases related to Dracunculiasis:
Symptoms:52 (show all 15)
HPO human phenotypes related to Dracunculiasis:(show all 14)
MalaCards organs/tissues related to Dracunculiasis:34
Skin, Bone, Breast, Testes, Spinal cord
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Search GEO for disease gene expression data for Dracunculiasis.
29ICD10 via Orphanet
38MESH via Orphanet
51OMIM via Orphanet
61SNOMED-CT via Orphanet
65Tumor Gene Family of Databases
67UMLS via Orphanet