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Onchocerciasis

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What is the definition of Onchocerciasis?

Onchocerciasis is a rare tropical parasitic disease transmitted by a black fly. Infection by the parasite can cause eye and skin problems. In humans, the parasitic worms live under the skin (subcutaneous nodules) and produce larvae (microfilariae). The larvae are found throughout the body, but espec ...

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What are the alternative names for Onchocerciasis?

  • River blindness
  • Robles' disease

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Latest Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Onchocerciasis
  • Journal: Parasites & vectors
  • Treatment Used: Ivermectin
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using ivermectin to treat patients with onchocerciasis.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Tropical Diseases
  • Journal: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
  • Treatment Used: High-dose Ivermectin
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
In this study, researchers evaluated the safety high-dose ivermectin for the treatment of of tropical diseases such as scabies, soil-transmitted worms, and malaria.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Onchocerciasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Journal: BMC pharmacology & toxicology
  • Treatment Used: Ivermectin (CDTI)
  • Number of Patients: 15552588
  • Published —
This study determined the frequency of post-ivermectin (CDTI) severe adverse effects (SAE) as well as factors associated with the occurrence of severe adverse effects in the treatment of onchocerciasis (river blindness).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Adults with Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Journal: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
  • Treatment Used: Diethylcarbamazine, albendazole and ivermectin
  • Number of Patients: 56
  • Published —
The study researched the effects of diethylcarbamazine, albendazole and ivermectin for adults with Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Côte d'Ivoire.

Clinical Trials

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