Servicio de Análisis Clínicos. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe
Thursday, 29 December 2016
DIAGNOSIS OF LOIASIS IN A GIRL WITH EOSINOPHILIA
We report a case of a 9-year-old girl referred to the emergency department from her primary care pediatrician for eye discomfort. Her mother was diagnosed of filariasis by Loa loa in her pregnancy, although she did not report follow-up. The ophthalmologist does not detect any pathological findings at ocular level.
Basic biochemistry and hemogram were required for emergency laboratory. Eosinophilia (1.18 x 103/μL) called attention to laboratory, and after reviewing the medical history and maternal backgroun, decides to perform a search for the Loa loa parasite.