See the Editorial by Michel Boussinesq, pp. 140–143 of this issue.
Loiasis with Pleural and Peritoneal Involvement
Article first published online: 24 APR 2012
© 2012 International Society of Travel Medicine
Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 186–188, May/June 2012
How to Cite
Ghys, C., Morissens, M., Rozen, L., Karmali, R. and Theunissen, C. (2012), Loiasis with Pleural and Peritoneal Involvement. Journal of Travel Medicine, 19: 186–188. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2012.00604.x
- Issue published online: 24 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 24 APR 2012
We describe a case of atypical loiasis presenting with a chronic pleuroperitoneal effusion in a 50-year-old woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Effusions disappeared with conventional treatment and no recurrence was detected after 4 months of follow-up. Such cases of loiasis involving visceral sites have been unusually reported in the literature.