TITLE

loaiasis

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1262
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term loaiasis is presented. Loaiasis refers to a skin and eye disease caused by the nematode worm, loa loa filaria. Humans contract this disease through the bite of a horsefly, also known as mango fly. The deer fly is also a vector of Loa loa. The disease can cause red itchy swellings below the skin called "Calabar swellings". The disease is treated with the drug diethylcarbamazine. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21234399

 

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