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Trop Doct. 2005 Oct;35(4):242.

Guinea worm infection of urinary bladder manifesting as obstructive uropathy in rural Maharashtra.

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Department of Pathology, SRT Rural Medical College, Ambajogai, India.

Abstract

Guinea worm or Dracunculus medinensis is a well-documented helminthic infestation in many areas of Asia. In this report, we describe a rare case of guinea worm infestation in a 25-year-old woman who had developed symptoms of obstructive uropathy, in whom fragments of guinea worm were removed after urethral catheterization. To the best of our knowledge, adult guinea worm occurring in the urinary bladder has not been previously described.

PMID:
16354487
DOI:
10.1258/004947505774938503
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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