Helminth-related Eosinophilia in African Immigrants, Gran Canaria
Javier Pardo*†1, Cristina Carranza‡1, Antonio Muro*, Alfonso Angel-Moreno§, Antonio-Manuel Martín‡§, Teresa Martín*, Michele Hernández-Cabrera‡¶, and José-Luis Pérez-Arellano‡¶
Author affiliations: *Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; †Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; ‡Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; §Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; ¶Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Figure 1. Final diagnosis of patients with eosinophilia. Filarial species detected by direct methods were Mansonella perstans (n = 13), Loa loa (n = 4), and Onchocerca volvulus (n = 1). Schistosomal species diagnosed by direct methods were Schistosoma hematobium (n = 10), S. mansoni (n = 6), and S. intercalatum (n = 1).
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