Slithering Through the Bone Marrow: Loiasis in a Patient With Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus-1-Associated Adult T-Cell Lymphoma

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 28;7(12):ofaa526. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa526. eCollection 2020 Dec.


Loiasis is a filarial disease endemic to areas of Central and West Africa. We present a case of Loa loa microfilaremia in a patient with HTLV-1-related adult T-cell lymphoma. This case may suggest the possible role of cellular immunity in controlling microfilaria burden.

Keywords: HTLV-1; Loa loa; loiasis; microfilaremia.