Reporte de cuatro casos clínicos de filariasis en alto nanay, Loreto

Translated title of the contribution: Report of four clinical cases of filariasis in alto nanay, Loreto

Javier Vargas-Herrera, Nancy Arrospide Velasco, Sonia Gutierrez-González, Juan C. Celis-Salinas, Daniel Huamaní-Solano, Luis Loza-Hermenegildo, Julio Elgegren-Lao, José Armas-Montes, Juan Baca-Pérez, César Cabezas

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This study describes the clinical, parasitological and laboratory findings of four patients who lived in the district of Alto Nanay, Maynas, Loreto, Peru and were infected with Mansonella ozzardi microfilariae. Clinical examinations by ophthalmologists, cardiologists and nephrologists were performed. In case 1, the presence of 2 subcutaneous lumps was the most important finding, one at dorsal level and the other in the lower third of the left leg; in case 2, there was a sensation of tingling or coldness in the legs; in case 3, an associated chronic hepatitis B infection was found, and in case 4, a large lump was detected in the left lumbar region. All 4 patients were infected with Mansonella ozzardi and had eosinophilia, 3 of them in percentages of 20%. The lump found in case 4 was due to a herniation of bowel content. Further clinical studies and an evaluation of the actual pathogenic effect of microfilariae are to be performed. A study of the genetic diversity of filariae in the Peruvian Amazon would also be important.

Translated title of the contributionReport of four clinical cases of filariasis in alto nanay, Loreto
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)506-511
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013


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