A case of loiasis

Yoon Sun Chun, Soo Il Chun, Kyung Il Im, Tae Kee Moon, Mingeol Lee

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1

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Loiasis
Korea
Loa
Central Africa
Cameroon
Western Africa
Eosinophilia
Infection
Edema
Differential Diagnosis
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

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Chun, Y. S., Chun, S. I., Im, K. I., Moon, T. K., & Lee, M. (1998). A case of loiasis. Yonsei medical journal, 39(2), 184-188. https://doi.org/10.3349/ymj.1998.39.2.184
Chun, Yoon Sun ; Chun, Soo Il ; Im, Kyung Il ; Moon, Tae Kee ; Lee, Mingeol. / A case of loiasis. In: Yonsei medical journal. 1998 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 184-188.
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A case of loiasis. / Chun, Yoon Sun; Chun, Soo Il; Im, Kyung Il; Moon, Tae Kee; Lee, Mingeol.

In: Yonsei medical journal, Vol. 39, No. 2, 01.01.1998, p. 184-188.

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Chun YS, Chun SI, Im KI, Moon TK, Lee M. A case of loiasis. Yonsei medical journal. 1998 Jan 1;39(2):184-188. https://doi.org/10.3349/ymj.1998.39.2.184