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11/12. diethylcarbamazine-induced reversal of early lymphatic dysfunction in a patient with bancroftian filariasis: assessment with use of lymphoscintigraphy.

    Exposure of expatriates to the infective larvae of wuchereria bancrofti can result in the early development of signs of lymphatic obstruction. The findings on the clinical presentation of expatriates are distinct from the chronic pathological findings seen among the native population and are similar to the findings in experimentally infected persons. We report the case of a peace corps volunteer who developed acute lymphatic dysfunction within 3 months of arriving in an area that was endemic for filariasis. The diagnosis was established clinically and by demonstrating the presence of antibodies to recombinant proteins specific for patients with lymphatic filariasis. Lymphatic flow was markedly abnormal when assessed with use of 99mTc-lymphoscintigraphy. Treatment with diethylcarbamazine reversed both the physical and lymphoscintigraphic abnormalities.
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12/12. Imported tropical diseases in subjects with hiv infection.

    The authors report a case of plasmodium falciparum malaria and a case of lymphatic filariasis caused by brugia malayi, imported by hiv-infected patients during trips in endemic countries. The clinical and laboratory picture, as well as treatment response of imported malaria and filariasis did not differ significantly in patients with hiv infection compared with immunocompetent subjects. The exposition to tropical diseases during exotic travels has to be taken into account, in the differential diagnosis of infectious disorders complicating the course of hiv disease.
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