goundou

A disease, endemic in West Africa, characterized by exostoses from the nasal processes of the maxillary bones, producing a symmetrical swelling on each side of the nose; believed to be an osteitis connected with yaws. SYN: anákhré, dog nose, gorondou, henpuye. [native name]

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goun·dou 'gün-(.)dü n a tumorous swelling of the nose involving the nasal bones, occurring in certain tropical areas, and often considered a late lesion of yaws compare GANGOSA

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n.
a condition following an infection with yaws in which the nasal processes of the upper jaw bone thicken (see hyperostosis) to form two large bony swellings, about 7 cm in diameter, on either side of the nose. The swellings not only obstruct the nostrils but also interfere with the field of vision. Initial symptoms include persistent headache and a bloody purulent discharge from the nose. Early cases can be treated with injections of penicillin; otherwise surgical removal of the growths is necessary. Goundou occurs in central Africa and South America.

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goun·dou (gn-dooґ) [West African] a late sequel of yaws and endemic syphilis manifested by massive periostitis of the nasal processes of the maxillae, characterized by the formation of bony hornlike exostoses at the sides of the nose, leading to distortion of the facial features and destruction of the nose and orbit. Called also anakhrй.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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