Human genes for cicatricial pemphigoid
Cicatricial pemphigoid [DOID:11656]
A filariasis that involves parasitic infection caused by the nematode Onchocerca volvulus, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of a blackfly of the genus Simulium. The worms spread throughout the body and, when they die, cause intense itching and a strong immune system response that can destroy nearby tissue. The symptoms include pruritus, dermatitis, blindness, onchocercomata (subcutaneous nodules), and lymphadenopathy.
Synonyms: cicatricial pemphigoid, DOID:11656, benign mucous membrane pemphigoid, benign mucous membrane pemphigoid with ocular involvement, Cicatricial pemphigoid with ocular involvement ...