Cutaneous manifestations of a zoonotic Onchocerca species in an adult male, acquired in Nova Scotia, Canada

Jonathan H. Lai, Noreen M.G. Walsh, Bobbi S. Pritt, Lynne Sloan, Lawrence E. Gibson, Leon Desormeau, David J.M. Haldane

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Abstract

A 65-year-old male with known hypertension and hypercholesterolemia sought medical attention because of a 3-month history of skin swelling on his upper back. Histopathology and molecular techniques were employed and identified an organism in the Onchocerca genus. This represents a very uncommon example of cutaneous infection by a zoonotic Onchocerca species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1768-1770
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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