Fugitive swelling

Fugitive swelling --> loiasis

a parasitic infection caused by the nematode loa loa. The vector in the transmission of this infection is the horsefly (tabanus) or the deerfly or mango fly (chrysops). The larvae may be seen just beneath the skin or passing through the conjunctiva. Eye lesions are not uncommon. The disease is generally mild and painless.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Fugitive_swelling&oldid=62737"
First | Previous (Fugitive) | Next (Fugitive wart) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.