ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Parasitic diseases
Diseases due to nematodes
1F6A — Onchocerciasis
1F6A.1 — Onchocerciasis of the skin

ICD-11 1F6A.1 — Onchocerciasis of the skin

A disease of the skin, caused by an infection with the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. This disease is characterised by subcutaneous nodules on the skin (commonly affecting the iliac crests, ribs, knees, or trochanters). Transmission is through the bite of an infected Simulium fly. Confirmation is by identification of Onchocerca volvulus in a skin sample.

It includes 1 item.

  • Cutaneous onchocerciasis

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

The diagnosis is coded elsewhere:

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