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A case of loiasis

Authors
 Yoon Sun Chun  ;  Soo Il Chun  ;  Kyung Il Im  ;  Tae Kee Moon  ;  Min Geol Lee 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.39(2) : 184-188, 1998 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
1998
MeSH
Adult ; Angioedema/parasitology* ; Animals ; Antinematodal Agents/therapeutic use ; Arm/parasitology* ; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay ; Humans ; Ivermectin/therapeutic use ; Loa/isolation & purification ; Loiasis/complications ; Loiasis/parasitology* ; Loiasis/pathology* ; Male ; Skin Diseases/parasitology* ; Skin Diseases/pathology*
Abstract
The prevalence of Loa loa infections in non-endemic areas such as Korea is very low, even though it is quite common in the endemic regions of West and Central Africa. We describe a patient who presented with temporary localized edema (classical Calabar swellings) after travelling to Cameroon and in whom the diagnosis of loiasis was made by ELISA. This is the second reported case of loiasis in Korea. As international travel is becoming more frequent, Loa loa infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis for patients with eosinophilia and Calabar swellings in Korea.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.1998.39.2.184
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Environmental Medical Biology (환경의생물학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Min Geol(이민걸) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7040-5335
Im, Kyung Il(임경일)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/177118
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