Loa Loa

Etiology

  • From bite of deerfly
  • Central and west Africa

Symptoms

  • Many are asx
  • Diffue or local itching
  • Transient, painless, red swellings
  • Tendency for arms, legs, near joints
  • Transient blurriness if crawl across eye
  • Takes mos after bite for sx to develop in those that get them

Physical Exam Findings

  • Transient, painless, red swelling
  • Sometimes see worms moving under skin

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