calabar swelling


calabar swelling
Transient subcutaneous nodule or swelling resulting from the traversing filarial nematode Loa loa.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • loaiasis — lo·a·i·a·sis .lō ə ī ə səs or lo·i·a·sis .lō ī n, pl a·ses .sēz infestation with or disease caused by an eye worm of the genus Loa (L. loa) that migrates through the subcutaneous tissue and across the cornea of the eye compare CALABAR SWELLING *… …   Medical dictionary

  • eye worm — noun : a parasitic worm found in the eye: as a. : either of two slender nematode worms (Oxyspirura mansoni and O. petrowi) living beneath the nictitating membrane of the eyes of chickens or other birds b. : a member of a genus (Thelazia) of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loa — I. ˈlōə noun Etymology: New Latin, of African origin; akin to Kongo lowa, loba eye worm 1. capitalized : a genus of African filarial worms (family Dipetalonematidae) infecting the subcutaneous tissues and blood of man, transmitted by the bite of… …   Useful english dictionary


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