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Loiasis

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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.

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Loiasis

UMLS

Disease, eyeworm of Africa, Eyeworm disease of Africa, Infection by Loa loa, Loa loa infection, Loaiases, Loaiasis, Loasis, Loiases, Loiasis

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