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Acanthocheilonemiasis is a very rare tropical infectious disease known to be caused by the parasite Acanthocheilonema perstans, which belongs to a group of parasitic diseases known as filarial diseases (nematode). Acanthocheilonema perstans is generally found in Africa. Symptoms of infection may include red, itchy skin (pruritis), abdominal and chest pain, muscular pain (myalgia), and areas of localized swelling (edema). In addition, the liver and spleen may become abnormally enlarged (hepatosplenomegaly).