Gnathostomiasis acquired by British tourists in Botswana

Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Apr;15(4):594-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1504.081646.

Abstract

Infection with Gnathostoma spinigerum has been generally confined to Southeast Asia and Central and South America. However, gnathostomiasis was recently found in British tourists who had visited Botswana. Consequently, travel to Africa should now be considered a risk factor for gnathostomiasis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Albendazole / therapeutic use
  • Animals
  • Antinematodal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Botswana / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / diagnosis
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / drug therapy
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / epidemiology*
  • Gnathostoma* / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Ivermectin / therapeutic use
  • Larva Migrans / diagnosis
  • Larva Migrans / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Spirurida Infections / diagnosis
  • Spirurida Infections / drug therapy
  • Spirurida Infections / epidemiology*
  • Travel
  • United Kingdom / ethnology

Substances

  • Antinematodal Agents
  • Ivermectin
  • Albendazole