Onchocercal Skin Disease

Retinoid profiles in Onchocercal Skin Disease-associated morbidity-Cross-sectional field study in Ruvuma Focus Southern Tanzania.   

Principal Investigator: Williams H. Makunde

Co-investigators: Akili Kalinga, F Filbert, A. Mawson, J Meade, & S A Tanumihardjo

Collaborating institutions: NIMR-Tukuyu & Jackson State University, USA

Objective: To determine the association between both skin and plasma retinoid profiles and the clinical manifestations of onchocerciasis in symptomatic patients with confirmed onchocercal skin disease (OSD) and controls.

Study area: Mbinga district

Timeframe: 2012-2014

Budget: USD 81, 037.55

Funding source: Pfizer