DISEASES

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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 ...

Linkouts:  OMIM