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December 1973

Loaiasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

Houston; Ann Arbor, Mich

From the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (Drs. Hubler, Gregory, and Knox, and the Department of Ophthalmology, U. of Mich., Ann Arbor (Dr. (Dr. Falls).

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(6):835-836. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620270057017

Loaiasis has rarely been reported outside its endemic area in central Africa. American dermatologists should remain aware of this characteristic disorder. This nematode infestation, including its treatment and clinical, laboratory, and ecological features is reviewed.

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