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Cutaneous filariasis 

Cutaneous filariasis

Chapter:
Cutaneous filariasis
Author(s):

Gilbert Burnham

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070901_update_001

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date: 28 June 2017

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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