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


Drug Designing: Open Access

Author(s): Birare SD, Kamble MH, Lanjewar DN, Parija SC, Girji DD,

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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. This article was published in Trop Doct and referenced in Drug Designing: Open Access

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