Epidemiology of Concomitant Infection Due to Loa loa and Mansonella perstans in Gabon

@inproceedings{Aku2011EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of Concomitant Infection Due to Loa loa and Mansonella perstans in Gabon},
  author={Jean Paul Aku{\'e} and Dieudonn{\'e} Nkogh{\'e} and Cindy Padilla and Ghislain Moussavou and Hubert Moukana and Roger Antoine Mbou and Benjamin Ollomo and {\'E}ric Maurice Leroy},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The filarial parasites Loa loa and Mansonnella perstans are endemic in the central and western African forest block. Loa loa is pathogenic and represents a major obstacle to the control of co-endemic filariae because its treatment can cause fatal complications such as encephalitis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS 4392 individuals aged over 15 years were studied both by direct examination and a concentration technique. The overall prevalence rates were 22.4% for Loa loa… CONTINUE READING

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