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Gnathostomiasis: an emerging infectious disease relevant to all dermatologists

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dc.contributor.author Bravo Puccio, Francisco Gerardo
dc.contributor.author Gontijo, Bernardo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T17:17:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T17:17:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4083
dc.description.abstract Gnathostomiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the third larval stage of nematodes of the genus Gnathostoma. The disease is endemic in some countries around the world. In the American continent, the majority of cases is concentrated in Mexico, Ecuador, and Peru. However, due to increasing traveling either at the intercontinental or intracontinental level, the disease is seen each time more frequently in tourists. Furthermore, countries, such as Brazil, that have never been considered endemic are reporting autochthonous cases. The disease usually presents as a deep-seated or slightly superficial migratory nodule in patients with history of eating raw fish, in the form of ceviche, sushi, or sashimi. Along with the clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria include either blood or tissue eosinophilia. In most instances, these criteria are enough for the attending physician to institute therapy. Chances of finding the parasite are low, unless the biopsy is taken from a very specific area that develops after antiparasitic treatment is started. The potential of other organ involvement with more serious consequences should always be kept in mind. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Brazil en_US
dc.subject Skin en_US
dc.subject Animals en_US
dc.subject Biopsy en_US
dc.subject Dermatologists en_US
dc.subject Food Parasitology en_US
dc.subject Gnathostoma en_US
dc.subject Gnathostomiasis en_US
dc.subject Skin Diseases, Parasitic en_US
dc.title Gnathostomiasis: an emerging infectious disease relevant to all dermatologists en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20187498
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.15
dc.relation.issn 1806-4841

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