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Loa loa, the African eye worm, was first noted in the eye of a Negro girl in the West Indies in 1770. In 1895, Argyll‑Robertson described the adult worms that he extracted from the eye of a woman who had resided at Old Calabar in West Africa. The adult worms migrate through the subcutaneous tissues, producing intermittent "Calabar swellings," in addition to migrating beneath the conjunctiva. parasitology
loa-loa pathogen tissue nematode.
Loa loa is a blood dwelling nematode thatis parasitic in humans. The adult wormwanders through the subcutaneous tissue but is most obvious as it crosses theconjunctiva of the eye hence leading toits common name, the African eye worm.


Common Name: Eye Worm

Scientific Name: Loa Loa
Loa loa, the African eye worm, was first noted in the eye of a Negro girl in the West Indies in 1770. In 1895, Argyll‑Robertson described the adult worms that he extracted from the eye of a woman who had resided at Old Calabar in West Africa. The adult worms migrate through the subcutaneous tissues, producing intermittent "Calabar swellings," in addition to migrating beneath the conjunctiva. parasitology
loa-loa pathogen tissue nematode.
Loa loa is a blood dwelling nematode thatis parasitic in humans. The adult wormwanders through the subcutaneous tissue but is most obvious as it crosses theconjunctiva of the eye hence leading toits common name, the African eye worm.


Common Name: Eye Worm

Scientific Name: Loa Loa

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