JOSEPH M. GANNON
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Onchocerciasis is a tropical disease found only in sharply circumscribed areas of Central America and Africa. It is characterized by the occurrence of subcutaneous tumors or nodules due to the presence of the nematode Onchocerca volvulus. The disease is virtually confined to the colored race. Stitt1 reports that in Africa infection in white men is rare, only some 20 cases having been reported. The case here presented occurred in a white male and the diagnosis was made while he was a patient in a hospital in England.
A 32 year old, white, Free French sergeant was wounded in
GANNON JM. ONCHOCERCIASIS: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:287–290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-2-287
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(2):287-290.
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