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  • Loa loa: nematode parasite, sometimes called the "eye worm."
    • One of three parasites causing human subcutaneous filariasis, the other two: Onchocerca volvulus, Mansonella streptocerca.
      • Human infection w/ loa loa = loiasis
    • Larvae and adults migrate to SQ skin and fat layers.
  • Vector is the tabanid files, genus Chrysops (mango or mangrove fly), C. silacea and C. dimidiata (daytime biting horsefly, deerfly).

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Last updated: November 29, 2015


Auwaerter, Paul G. "Loa Loa." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2015. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540320/all/Loa_Loa.
Auwaerter PG. Loa Loa. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540320/all/Loa_Loa. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G. (2015). Loa Loa. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540320/all/Loa_Loa
Auwaerter PG. Loa Loa [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540320/all/Loa_Loa.
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