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This is also called dracunculiasis since it is caused by the worm Dracunculus medinensis. It is caused by ingestion of cyclops which is a crustacean that forms the intermediate host of the larva. The larva then enters into man and penetrates the gut wall in order to mate and then mature. After then the adult male dies while the female moves to subcutaneous tissue after  one year and in most cases at the lower extremity. Blister forms over the female ovipositor whereby it then deposits its numerous eggs which enter into water and is ingested by Cyclops.

 

 

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