Document Detail

Loiasis in an American naturalist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6576646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In March 1981, a 32-year-old male naturalist involved with collecting mammals for study was found to have an unexpected eosinophilia. Serum parasitic screening done at the Centers for Disease Control showed filarial titer by indirect hemagglutination of 1:1,024 and of 1:40 by bentonite flocculation. His travel history disclosed 3 months spent in Cameroon in 1978. He also gave a history of intermittent arm swelling for at least a year. Peripheral blood, collected repeatedly at mid-day and midnight and tested for microfilariae by the Knott technique, was negative. He was begun empirically on diethylcarbamazine, and on day 11 of treatment he removed a worm, identified as a male Loa loa, from his leg. He completed treatment without difficulty and has done well.
F L Ruben; S L Hines; S L Williams; G Nathan; H Mendelow
Related Documents :
3530156 - Monthly antimalarial chemotherapy to children in a holoendemic area of liberia.
11442216 - Treatment failure in children in a randomized clinical trial with 10 and 20 days of meg...
9287956 - Plasmodium falciparum: sickle-cell trait is associated with higher prevalence of multip...
10464406 - Lutzomyia derelicta (diptera: psychodidae) a singular new phlebotomine sand fly from an...
10884906 - Characteristics of children attending language units in england: a national study of 7-...
20684796 - Predicting sequelae and death after bacterial meningitis in childhood: a systematic rev...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-09     Completed Date:  1983-09-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  738-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Filariasis / parasitology*
Loiasis / parasitology*,  transmission

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Maximum forces and deflections from orthodontic appliances.
Next Document:  Inhalational anaesthesia in developing countries. Part I. The problems and a proposed solution.