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.
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strep·to·cer·ci·a·sis

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