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Loiasis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Loiasis
Tree Number(s)
C01.610.335.508.700.750.361.518
Unique ID
D008118
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008118
Annotation
/drug ther: consider FILARICIDES
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Loa loa Filariasis
Loa loa Infection
Loaiasis
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under FILARIASIS 1989-90; was LOAIASIS see under FILARIASIS 1975-88
Online Note
(75); use LOIASIS to search LOAIASIS 1975-88; search FILARIASIS 1967-74
History Note
91(75); was see under FILARIASIS 1989-90; was LOAIASIS see under FILARIASIS 1975-88
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/01/28
Loiasis Preferred
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