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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-99

Loiasis (A case report)

Department of Microbiology, S.V. Medical College, Tirupati, India-517 507, India

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N Lakshmi
Department of Microbiology, S.V. Medical College, Tirupati, India-517 507
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A case of Loiasis in a Nigerian male presenting in an unusual manner with two adult worms, one under­neath the conjunctiva of the left eye and another in subcutaneous tissue below the sternal end of the left clavicle, is reported This was associated with calabar swell­ings, and microfilariae in the peripheral blood smear taken during day time. It was diagnosed by the morphology of the adult worms removed surgically and of the microfilariae.

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