Unique Juxtaposition of Onchocerca Nodule and Tumoural Calcinosis: A Case Report

  • WIB Onuigbo
  • CC Ogbu


A 45-year-old Igbo man presented with a subcutaneous nodule in the lateral aspect of his left thigh. Following its excision, the lesion turned out on microscopy to be due to the unique juxtaposition of onchocerca nodule and tumoural calcinosis. Such selectivity in disease localization is deemed to be worthy of documentation, especially with reference to the two seemingly disparate fields of onchocerca parasitism and calcium metabolism

Journal of College of Medicine Vol. 13 (1) 2008: pp. 58-59

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