A five-year-old child with a subcutaneous forehead nodule Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Onchocerca
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Subcutaneous Tissue

abstract

  • We describe a case of a 5-year-old girl with onchocerciasis. The patient was recently adopted from Ethiopia and presented with a firm, raised nodule on the midportion of the forehead. Initially, Langerhans cell histiocytosis with bone involvement was suspected; however, histopathologic analysis of the excised nodule revealed the presence of a young-adult, female Onchocerca volvulus worm. This case exemplifies the importance of recognizing the key morphologic characteristics of adult O. volvulus worms isolated from pediatric patients in nonendemic areas to ensure adroit clinical management.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2350/14-08-1545-CR.1

PubMed ID

  • 25569144

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 164

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 18

number

  • 2