Definitions for dracunculiasis
Guinea worm disease, Guinea worm, dracunculiasis(noun)
a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
an infection caused by an infestation of the parasite Dracunculus medinensis
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Infection with nematodes of the genus Dracunculus. One or more worms may be seen at a time, with the legs and feet being the most commonly infected areas. Symptoms include pruritus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or asthmatic attacks.
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