Calabar swelling


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Related to Calabar swelling: onchocerciasis, Onchocerca volvulus, Loa loa, sowda

Calabar swelling

[′kal·ə‚bär ‚swel·iŋ]
(medicine)
Edematous, painful, subcutaneous swelling occurring in the body of natives of Calabar and of other parts of West Africa, probably due to an allergic reaction to Loa loa infection.