DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for sparganosis

Sparganosis [DOID:10080]

A parasitic helminthiasis infectious disease that involves parasitic infection by the genus Spirometra. A painful nodule develops after the plerocercoid larvae migrate to the brain causing cerebral sparganosis. Subcutaneous tissue, breast, orbit, urinary tract, pleural cavity, lungs, abdominal viscera and inner ear can be infected.

Synonyms:  sparganosis,  DOID:10080,  Infection by Sparganum,  Sparganosis [larval diphyllobothriasis],  Sparganosis larval diphyllobothriasis