Loiasis with pleural and peritoneal involvement.
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.
Department of Endocrinology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-CHU, Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium. christophe.GHYS@chu-brugmann.be
SourceJournal of travel medicine 19:3 pg 186-8
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Pub Type(s)Case Reports