Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for onchocerciasis

Onchocerciasis [DOID:11678]

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:  onchocerciasis,  DOID:11678,  onchocerciasises,  Infection by Onchocerca volvulus,  Onchocerca volvulus infection ...