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Traveller’s loiasis in Zimbabwe: a case report

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dc.creator Bordon, L.M.
dc.creator Maurice, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-11T15:48:47Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:56:02Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-11T15:48:47Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:56:02Z
dc.date.created 2015-09-11T15:48:47Z
dc.date.issued 1994-11
dc.identifier Bordon, L. M and Maurice, M. (1994) Traveller’s loiasis in Zimbabwe: a case report. The Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), vol. 40, no.11, (pp.323-327). UZ, Avondale, Harare: Faculty of Medicine (UZ).
dc.identifier 0008-9176
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/6995
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2449
dc.description.abstract A case of loiasis diagnosed at Wankie Colliery Hospital is presented. The disease was suspected by the history of the patient and the presenting clinical signs, and it was confirmed by identification of Microfilariae loa loa in peripheral blood. The patient was successfully treated with a course of diethylcarbamazine. The paper gives a brief account of the clinical aspects of loiasis and emphasizes the importance of the laboratory methods to differentiate microfilariae. The case is discussed against the background of important diseases in Zimbabwe.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Faculty of Law, University of Rhodesia ( now University of Zimbabwe.) (UZ.)
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
dc.subject Health
dc.title Traveller’s loiasis in Zimbabwe: a case report
dc.type Article


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