loiasis

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loiasis

[‚lȯi′ā·səs]
(medicine)
A filariasis of tropical Africa, caused by the filaria Loa, and characterized by diurnal periodicity of microfilariae in the blood, and transient cutaneous swelling caused by migrating adult worms.
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Africa) ooaa * O-O-A-A * w2 ooao ooee * COOEE * ooeu WATTSOOEUER ooii VOLTOOIING (completion Dutch) oooa OOOOPS (oops) oooo * KOOKKOOOOSE Hodge ooue * BEHOOUE (behove) oouo TIOUOOUORT (Mali) ouai * COUAITE (covet) ouea * AIOUEA * (a laurel) oueo ADMOUEO (to move to) ouie * BEOUIEN (bive) ouiu IOUIUS (a name) ouoi POUOIR (power) ouua STOUUAGE (stowage) ouuo TROUUOIT (see strange a1585) oaae SLOAAEN (Norway) oaau FAOAAUN (East Timor) oaei HOAEI (Laos) oaia TIMAROAIA (Morocco) oaio * LOAIASIS (medical condition oaoe GOAOEKOE (Indonesia) oaou BOAOUENE (Morocco) oaui ROAUING (see landmark n.
Loaiasis, as this Loa loa infestation is called, is treatable in the early stages, when the symptoms are not very pronounced.
The presence of endemic onchocerciasis, mansonellosis, and loaiasis in our study area could explain this disparity.