Flashcards in Infectious diseases Deck (5)
What is swimmers itch?
Fluke (trematode) causing frequency, haematuria - caused by Schistosoma haematobium. RF for squamous cell bladder cancer
Treatment of swimmers itch
What is river blindness
Onchocerca volvulus. Spread by female blackflies. Features include blindness, hyperpigmented skin and possible allergic reaction to microfilaria.
Treatment of river blindness
rIVERblindness = IVERmectin