Loiasis



[loh-ahy-uh-sis] /loʊˈaɪ ə sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
1.
infestation with the parasitic eye worm, Loa loa, of the subcutaneous tissues and orbit: endemic in West Africa.

loiasis lo·i·a·sis (lō-ī’ə-sĭs)
n.
A chronic disease caused by infestation of the subcutaneous connective tissue of the body with the worm Loa loa and characterized by hyperemia, exudation of fluid, and a creeping sensation in the tissues with intense itching.

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