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2020 Feb 07

Infect Dis Poverty



Loiasis in sub-Saharan migrants living in Spain with emphasis of cases from Equatorial Guinea.


Puente S, Ramírez-Olivencia G, Lago M, Subirats M, Bru F, Pérez-Blazquez E, Arsuaga M, de Guevara C L, de la Calle-Prieto F, Vicente B, Alonso-Sardón M, Belhassen-Garcia M, Muro A
Infect Dis Poverty. 2020 Feb 07; 9(1):16.
PMID: 32029005.


Loiasis is an uncommon and poorly understood parasitic disease outside endemic areas of Africa. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and biological patterns and treatment of imported loiasis by sub-Saharan migrants diagnosed in Madrid, Spain.