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Descriptor English:   Onchocerciasis, Ocular 
Descriptor Spanish:   Oncocercosis Ocular 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Oncocercose Ocular 
Synonyms English:   Blindness, River
Ocular Onchocerciases
Ocular Onchocerciasis
Onchocerciases, Ocular
River Blindness  
Tree Number:   C03.300.562
C03.335.508.700.750.361.699.500
C11.294.725.562
Definition English:   Filarial infection of the eyes transmitted from person to person by bites of Onchocerca volvulus-infected black flies. The microfilariae of Onchocerca are thus deposited beneath the skin. They migrate through various tissues including the eye. Those persons infected have impaired vision and up to 20% are blind. The incidence of eye lesions has been reported to be as high as 30% in Central America and parts of Africa. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent
History Note English:   90 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   24813 
Unique Identifier:   D015827 

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