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loiasis (DOID:13523)
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Alt IDs: ICD10CM:B74.3, ICD9CM:125.2, MESH:D008118, NCI:C34784, UMLS_CUI:C0023968
Definition: A filariasis that involves parasitic infection of the skin and eyes caused by the nematode Loa loa, which is transmitted through the bite of a deer fly or mango fly. The disease is characterized by episodic angioedema in the arms and legs, and cyst-like enlargements of the connective tissue around the sheaths of muscle tendons. Dead worms may cause chronic abscesses, which may lead to the formation of granulomatous reactions and fibrosis.

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