Learn About Acanthocheilonemiasis

What is the definition of Acanthocheilonemiasis?
Acanthocheilonemiasis is a rare tropical filarial (nematode, or worms) parasitic infectious disease caused by Acanthocheilonema perstans. The parasite is transmitted to humans through the bite of small flies (A. coliroides) mainly found in Africa.
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What are the symptoms of Acanthocheilonemiasis?
Individuals infected with acanthocheilonemiasis may initially have no symptoms. When symptoms do appear, these may include red, itchy skin (pruritis), swelling under the skin (edema), muscle pain, chest pain, abdominal pain, enlarged liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly), inflammation of the lining of the lungs (pleuritis), and inflammation of the membranes around the heart (pericarditis). In some individuals with acanthocheilonemiasis, large adult worms may be present in the abdomen, lungs, or heart, causing inflammation. A common finding in individuals infected with acanthocheilonemiasis is abnormally high granular white blood cells (eosinophilia).
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What are the current treatments for Acanthocheilonemiasis?
While mild acanthocheilonemiasis infection usually does not require treatment, the treatment for a symptomatic acanthocheilonemiasis infection is anti-filarial drugs, such as ivermectin or diethyl-carbamazine. Some patients may require surgery to remove large adult worms.
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University Of Agricultural Sciences And Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca

Molecular Diagnosis Laboratory 
Cluj-napoca, CJ, RO 40034

Angela Ionica is in Cluj-napoca, Romania. Ionica is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Acanthocheilonemiasis. She is also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Spirurida Infections, Secernentea Infections, Acanthocheilonemiasis, and Helminthiasis.

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University Of Strathclyde

Strathclyde Institute Of Pharmacy And Biomedical Sciences 
Glasgow, SCT, GB 

Felicity Lumb is in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Lumb is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Acanthocheilonemiasis. She is also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Acanthocheilonemiasis, Arthritis, Spirurida Infections, and Abdominal Obesity Metabolic Syndrome.

 
 
 
 
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University Of Glasgow

Glasgow, SCT, GB 

Miguel Pineda is in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Pineda is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Acanthocheilonemiasis. He is also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acanthocheilonemiasis, Chagas Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Arthritis.

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