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J Clin Microbiol. 2014 May;52(5):1768-70. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03358-13. Epub 2014 Feb 5.

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

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Division of Anatomical Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Capital District Health Authority and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

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.

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PMC3993698
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10.1128/JCM.03358-13
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