Condition 101

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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