loiasis

(from the article `filariasis`) ...may also invade the eyes, causing blindness in about 5 percent of the infected individuals. Treatment consists of the surgical excision of the ...
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loiasis

(lo-i´ә-sis) infection with nematodes of the genus Loa; called also loaiasis.
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loiasis

A parasitic infection caused by the nematode loa loa. The vector in the transmission of this infection is the horsefly (tabanus) or the deerfly or mango fly (chrysops). The larvae may be seen just beneath the skin or passing through the conjunctiva. Eye lesions are not uncommon. The disease is generally mild and painless. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Loiasis

Loiasis: The disease caused by the eye worm known as loa loa, a parasite that lives in humans and other primates. People contract the parasite when bitten by infected deer flies. The larvae of the worm enter the bloodstream and later develop into adult worms. Symptoms may not appear for months or years after the bite of the fly. The worms migrate t...
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loiasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: lō-ī′ă-sis Definitions: 1. A chronic disease caused by the filarial nematode Loa loa, with symptoms and signs first occurring approximately 3-4 years after a bite by an infected tabanid fly. When the infective larvae mature, the adult worms move about in an irregular course through the connective tissu...
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