Cutaneous filariasis

Gilbert Burnham

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Cutaneous filariasis

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Filarial infections are transmitted by simulium flies, some of which bite humans almost exclusively, whereas others are to varying degrees zoophilic. They are found worldwide in humans and animals, the filariae which cause cutaneous infections being Onchocerca volvulus, Loa loa, and the mansonellas.

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