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Dracunculiasis Summary

Description: Infection with nematodes of the genus Dracunculus. One or more worms may be seen at a time, with the legs and feet being the most commonly infected areas. Symptoms include pruritus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or asthmatic attacks.

Also Known As: Guinea Worm Disease; Disease, Guinea Worm; Diseases, Guinea Worm; Dracunculiases; Dracunculoses Show All >>

Networked: 51 relevant articles (5 outcomes, 2 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Dracunculiasis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. 1-(2-(dodecyloxy)ethyl)pyrrolidine hydrochloride (DEP) : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  2. Metronidazole (Metric) : 1 outcome in 6 results : FDA 70 Generic
  3. Thiabendazole (Mintezol) : 1 outcome in 4 results : FDA 2
  4. Minocycline (Cyclops) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 25 Generic
  5. Temefos : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  6. Heterophile Antigens : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  7. Antigens : 5 results : IBA
  8. Niridazole : 4 results : IBA
  9. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) : 3 results : IBA
  10. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) : 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Dracunculiasis

  1. Infection
  2. Dracunculiasis
  3. Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis)
  4. Onchocerciasis
  5. Filariasis
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Key Therapies for Dracunculiasis

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  1. Traditional Medicine (Folk Remedies) : 1 result
  2. Canes (Cane) : 1 result

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