streptocerciasis

streptocerciasis

 [strep″to-ser-ki´ah-sis]
infection with the nematode Dipetalonema streptocerca, seen in Central Africa. The microfilariae produce a pruritic rash resembling that of onchocerciasis; they are transmitted from animal to animal by the bite of small insects of the genus Culicoides.

strep·to·cer·ci·a·sis

(strep'tō-sĕr-kī'ă-sis),
Infection of humans and higher primates with the nematode Mansonella streptocerca.

streptocerciasis

/strep·to·cer·ci·a·sis/ (-ser-ki´ah-sis) infection with Mansonella streptocerca, whose microfilariae produce a pruritic rash resembling that in onchocerciasis; transmitted by midges of the genus Culicoides, it occurs in Central Africa.