Disease Information for Loiasis/Loa loa infestation

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Creeping eruption syndrome
Linear streaking/skin/extremity
Painful subcutaneous nodules
Pruritic/itching rash
Pruritis Itching
Serpentine Local Rash Track
Serpiginous rash
Skin nodules/Subcutaneous nodules
Subcutaneous nodules
Subcutaneous swelling migrates
Subcutaneous/edema/lumps/swellings wrists/knees
Edema, lower extremity (leg) , unilateral
Fatigability
Arthralgias Polyarthralgias
Joint Pains
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Fatigue
Fatigue Tiredness Exhaustion
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Fever in Immigrants
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Fever Immigrant Recent Home country visit
Presentation/Fever recent Travel Long visit return
Presentation/Eosinophilia and Meningoencephalitis
Disease Progression
Course/Subacute
Incubation/1-6 months
Incubation/2 to 4 weeks
Incubation/Long
Demographics & Risk Factors
Travel, Geographic & Climate Related Factors
Residence/travel/Africa
Residence/travel/Zaire
Recent Event
Recent/local/migrating rash
Recent/Travel
Recent/Travel/International 6-18 months ago
Population Group
Population/Immigrant population
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Eosinophiles (LAB)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/Tissue roundworms
X-RAY
Xray/Calcifications Subcutaneous
Xray/Subcutaneous ossification centers/calcification
Xray/Calcifications of soft tissue, multiple
Xray/Muscle calcification
Xray/Soft tissue calcification/muscle/subcutaneous
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Eosinophilia Hypereosinophilia
Urticaria/hives
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Chrysops/fly vector/pathophysiology
AGENT/Endemic disease (ex)
AGENT/Insect vector/pathophysiology
AGENT/Migrating/invading larval forms
AGENT/Nematodes/roundworm (ex)
AGENT/Parasites (category)
AGENT/Percutaneous transmission agent (ex)
AGENT/Tropical infections/diseases
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Larval skin penetration site
Process
PROCESS/INCIDENCE/Regional specific
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
disease (or disorder) eyeworm of Africa, Eyeworm disease of Africa, eyeworm infestation, Infection by Loa loa, Infection by Loa loa (disorder), infestation eyeworm, infestation Loa loa, Loa loa infection, Loa loa infestation, Loaiases, Loaiasis, Loasis, Loiases, Loiasis, Synonym/Calabar swellings
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Diethylcarbamazine (Hetrazan)
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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