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Loiasis in an American naturalist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6576646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
F L Ruben; S L Hines; S L Williams; G Nathan; H Mendelow
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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    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Filariasis / parasitology*
Humans
Loiasis / parasitology*,  transmission
Male

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