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Griesinger's disease II

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A tropical disease which usually appears in barefoot workers operating in damp soil.

Description

A tropical disease which usually appears in barefoot workers operating in damp soil. It is characterised by itching, usually on feet and between toes, later in perineal area; cephalalgia, weakness, dizziness, palpitation, tinnitus, abdominal colic and diarrhoea. Possibly, cough and severe dyspnoea. In some cases, duodenal ulcer symptomatology. Caused by infestation with the nematode Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.

Bibliography

  • W. Griesinger:
    Klinische und anatomische Beobachtungen über die Krankheiten von Aegypten.
    Archiv für physiologische Heilkunde, Stuttgart, 1853, 12: 1-65, 309-376, 515-560.
    Archiv für physiologische Heilkunde, Stuttgart, 1854, 13: 528-575. The St. Gotthard Tunnel was built 1872-1880. The railroad, opened in 1882, connects Luzern, Switzerland, with Milan. The St. Gotthard Road Tunnel, 16 kilometres, was opened in 1980. The St. Gotthard pass is a mountain pass in the Lepontine Alps of southern Switzerland,. The name is believed to be derived from a hospice built at the summit by the dukes of Bavaria in honour of St. Godehard, or Gotthard, an 11th-century bishop of Hildesheim (now in Germany).

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