craw-craw

A term applied in west Africa to a pruritic papular skin eruption, which may lead to ulceration; some cases are caused by Onchocerca.

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craw-craw 'krȯ-.krȯ n an itching skin disease produced by the larvae of the filarial worm causing onchocerciasis migrating in the subcutaneous tissues broadly ONCHOCERCIASIS

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • craw — ► NOUN dated ▪ the crop of a bird or insect. ● stick in one s craw Cf. ↑stick in one s craw ORIGIN related to Dutch cr ghe or Low German krage neck, throat …   English terms dictionary

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  • craw|craw — «KR KR», noun. a skin disease, probably parasitic, that affects chiefly the inner side of the thighs. It occurs among the inhabitants of the west coast of Africa. ╂[apparently ultimately < Dutch kraauw scratch] …   Useful english dictionary

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