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Case 5






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A thirteen year-old Sudanese rebel soldier showing results of failed traditional therapy for dracunculiasis (guinea worm infection). The worm was broken during attempted extraction, producing a linear abcess along the worm's tract. The abcess was successfully treated with oral chloramphenicol. (Also, see Case 4).


Contributed by Dr. William O. Harrison [CAPT, USN retired]




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