KEGG   DISEASE: Loiasis
Entry
H01104                      Disease                                

Name
Loiasis
  Supergrp
Filariasis [DS:H02028]
Description
Loiasis is an infection with Loa loa, a filarial parasite found in central Africa transmitted by Chrysops fly bites. Loiasis is often asymptomatic.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Parasitic infections (animals)
  Infections caused by nematodes
   H01104  Loiasis
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
 01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
  Parasitic diseases
   Helminthiases
    Diseases due to nematodes
     1F66  Filariasis
      H01104  Loiasis
Pathogen
Loa loa [GN:loa]
Comment
Vector: Mango flies (Chrysops dimidiata, C. silacea, and C. langi)
Other DBs
ICD-11: 1F66.0
ICD-10: B74.3
MeSH: D008118
Reference
  Authors
Hoerauf A, Pfarr K, Mand S, Debrah AY, Specht S
  Title
Filariasis in Africa--treatment challenges and prospects.
  Journal
Clin Microbiol Infect 17:977-85 (2011)
DOI:10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03586.x
Reference
  Authors
Bockarie MJ, Deb RM
  Title
Elimination of lymphatic filariasis: do we have the drugs to complete the job?
  Journal
Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:617-20 (2010)
DOI:10.1097/QCO.0b013e32833fdee5
Reference
  Authors
Padgett JJ, Jacobsen KH
  Title
Loiasis: African eye worm.
  Journal
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:983-9 (2008)
DOI:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.03.022
Reference
  Authors
Boussinesq M
  Title
Loiasis.
  Journal
Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:715-31 (2006)
DOI:10.1179/136485906X112194

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