A five-year-old child with a subcutaneous forehead nodule

Lars F. Westblade, Peter U. Fischer, Nina Haghi, Matthew J. Schniederjan, Bobbi S. Pritt, John G. Long, Robert C. Jerris, Robert E. Garola

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Abstract

We describe a case of a 5-year-old girl with onchocerciasis. The patient was recently adopted from Ethiopia and presented with a firm, raised nodule on the midportion of the forehead. Initially, Langerhans cell histiocytosis with bone involvement was suspected; however, histopathologic analysis of the excised nodule revealed the presence of a young-adult, female Onchocerca volvulus worm. This case exemplifies the importance of recognizing the key morphologic characteristics of adult O. volvulus worms isolated from pediatric patients in nonendemic areas to ensure adroit clinical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-166
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric and Developmental Pathology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Onchocerca volvulus
Forehead
Onchocerciasis
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Ethiopia
Young Adult
Pediatrics
Bone and Bones

Keywords

  • Doxycycline
  • Filariasis
  • Ivermectin
  • Onchocerca
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Wolbachia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Westblade, L. F., Fischer, P. U., Haghi, N., Schniederjan, M. J., Pritt, B. S., Long, J. G., ... Garola, R. E. (2015). A five-year-old child with a subcutaneous forehead nodule. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 18(2), 164-166. https://doi.org/10.2350/14-08-1545-CR.1

A five-year-old child with a subcutaneous forehead nodule. / Westblade, Lars F.; Fischer, Peter U.; Haghi, Nina; Schniederjan, Matthew J.; Pritt, Bobbi S.; Long, John G.; Jerris, Robert C.; Garola, Robert E.

In: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.03.2015, p. 164-166.

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Westblade, LF, Fischer, PU, Haghi, N, Schniederjan, MJ, Pritt, BS, Long, JG, Jerris, RC & Garola, RE 2015, 'A five-year-old child with a subcutaneous forehead nodule', Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 164-166. https://doi.org/10.2350/14-08-1545-CR.1
Westblade LF, Fischer PU, Haghi N, Schniederjan MJ, Pritt BS, Long JG et al. A five-year-old child with a subcutaneous forehead nodule. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. 2015 Mar 1;18(2):164-166. https://doi.org/10.2350/14-08-1545-CR.1
Westblade, Lars F. ; Fischer, Peter U. ; Haghi, Nina ; Schniederjan, Matthew J. ; Pritt, Bobbi S. ; Long, John G. ; Jerris, Robert C. ; Garola, Robert E. / A five-year-old child with a subcutaneous forehead nodule. In: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 164-166.
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