JEROME A. ECKER, M.D.; LEONARD L. LOVSHIN, M.D.; ALFRED REICH, B.S.
Between June, 1952, and June, 1953, six patients who had been living in African missions were seen at the Cleveland Clinic with a diagnosis of infestation with Acanthocheilonema perstans. This report summarizes the six cases and emphasizes the importance of blood examination of persons who have been in endemic areas, especially if eosinophilia is present.
Case 1. A 44 year old woman, a missionary, was first seen on June 5, 1952. She had spent 12 years in the Belgian Congo and had always been in excellent health. There were no symptoms of filariasis such as lymphangitis, lymphadenitis, fever,
ECKER JA, LOVSHIN LL, REICH A. ACANTHOCHEILONEMA PERSTANS—THE PERSISTENT FILARIA: WITH A REPORT OF SIX CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:611–615. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-3-611
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(3):611-615.
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