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Loiasis

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.
Also Known As:
Loaiases; Loiases; Loaiasis
Networked: 126 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 16 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Onchocerciasis
2. Infection
3. Filariasis
4. Filarial Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis)
5. Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis)

Experts

1. Wanji, Samuel: 6 articles (01/2015 - 01/2009)
2. Boussinesq, M: 6 articles (12/2006 - 03/2000)
3. Taylor, David W: 4 articles (07/2015 - 01/2009)
4. Hoerauf, Achim: 4 articles (01/2014 - 01/2009)
5. Nutman, Thomas B: 4 articles (01/2013 - 01/2003)
6. Tendongfor, Nicholas: 3 articles (01/2015 - 01/2009)
7. Kelly-Hope, Louise A: 3 articles (01/2014 - 01/2011)
8. Bockarie, Moses J: 3 articles (01/2014 - 01/2011)
9. Taylor, Mark J: 3 articles (01/2014 - 01/2009)
10. Molyneux, David H: 3 articles (01/2014 - 01/2011)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Loiasis:
1. Ivermectin (Mectizan)FDA Link
2. Carbon MonoxideIBA
3. Albendazole (Albenza)FDA Link
4. Diethylcarbamazine (Hetrazan)FDA Link
5. DipetalonemiasisIBA
6. AntigensIBA
7. Immunoglobulin G (IgG)IBA
8. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Antigen-Antibody Complex (Immune Complex)IBA
10. melarsonic acid (melarsonyl potassium)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Chemoprevention
2. Blood Component Removal (Apheresis)
3. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
4. Mosquito Nets
5. Splenectomy