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Chapter 27

Guinea Worm Infection (Dracunculiasis)


Abukhalil JM: Radiography of the Dracunculus medinensis, the Medina worm. Radiology 37:173-177, 1971

Anand SV, Evans KT: Pyomyositis. Br J Surg 51:917-920, 1964

Azouz EM, Jean JP: Dracunculosis or Medina worm filariasis. Apropos of 2 cases (in French). J Canad Assoc Radiol 34:308-310, 1983

Beal AM: Calcified guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis): a report of five cases. Am J Roentgenol 39:210-215, 1938

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Brocklebank JA: Calcification in guinea worm. Br J Radiol 17:163-164, 1944

Chapard C, Roux FX, George B, et al:Intraspinal dracunculosis. Apropos of a case of epidural medullary compression (in French). Neurochirurgie 28:339- 342, 1982

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Cohen G: The radiological demonstration of Dracunculus medinensis. S Afr Med J 33:1094-1095, 1959

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Eberhard ML: Dracunculiasis. In: Connor DH, Chandler FW (eds) Pathology of Infectious Diseases. Appleton & Lange, Stamford, Conn., 1997, pp 1397-1403

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Hopkins DR: Dracunculiasis: an eradicable scourge. Epidemiologic Rev 5:208-219, 1983

Items of interest: Guinea worm targeted for elimination as part of International Clean Water Decade. Trop Med Hyg News, June 1981, pp 14-15

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Khajavi A: Guinea worm calcification: a report of 83 cases. Clin Radiol 19:433- 435, 1968

Koischwitz D, Distelmaier W: Radiological detection of the Medina worm (Dracunculus medinensis) (in German). ROFO 140:325-328, 1984

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Marty AM, Andersen EM: Drancunculus. In: Doerr W, Seifert G (eds) Tropical Pathology, 2nd edn. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 1995, pp 946-949

McLaughlin GE, Utsinger PD, Trakat WF, Resnick D, Moidel RA: Rheumatic syndromes secondary to guinea worm infestation. Arthritis Rheum 27:694-697, 1984

McMahon JE, Simonsen PE: Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm) In: Cook GC (ed) Manson's Tropical Diseases, 20th edn. Saunders, London, 1996, pp 1358-1362

Rao CK, et al: Guinea worm disease in India: Current status and strategy of its eradication. J Commun Dis 13:1-7, 1981

Reddy CR, Calli VV: Extradural guinea worm abscess. Report of two cases. Am J Trop Med Hyg 16:23-25, 1967

Reinhard MC Jr: Calcified guinea worm simulating intrapulmonary calcification. JAMA 175:53-56, 1961

Rutkowski T: Student helps eradicate water parasite in Ethiopia. Illinois Institute of Technology Catalyst, Spring, 1995, p 5

Science and Technology: The end of the worm is nigh. The Economist, 1995, p 86

Selby P: Dracunculiasis: the end of the worm. Br Med J 304:1205, 1992

Sivaramappa M, et al: Acute guinea-worm synovitis of the knee joint. J Bone Joint Surg 51:1324, 1969

Spencer H: Tropical Pathology. Springer, New York Berlin Heidelberg, 1973, pp 550-556

Stelling CB: Dracunculiasis presenting as sterile abscess. AJR 138:1159- 1161, 1982

Vahlensieck M: Characteristic soft tissue calcifications in dracunculosis (in German). ROFO 156:604-605, 1992

World Health (The Magazine of the World Health Organization). 49th Year, No. 3, 1996, pp 24-31

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