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Onchocerciasis, Ocular MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Onchocerciasis, Ocular
Tree Number(s)
C01.610.300.562
C01.610.335.508.700.750.361.699.500
C01.920.891
C11.294.725.562
Unique ID
D015827
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015827
Annotation
coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent
Scope Note
Filarial infection of the eyes transmitted from person to person by bites of Onchocerca volvulus-infected black flies. The microfilariae of Onchocerca are thus deposited beneath the skin. They migrate through various tissues including the eye. Those persons infected have impaired vision and up to 20% are blind. The incidence of eye lesions has been reported to be as high as 30% in Central America and parts of Africa.
Entry Term(s)
River Blindness
NLM Classification #
WW 160
Previous Indexing
Eye Diseases or specifics (1966-1989)
Microfilaria (1967-1989)
Onchocerca (1966-1989)
Onchocerciasis (1966-1989)
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/26
Revision Date
2019/06/10
Onchocerciasis, Ocular Preferred
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