Mansonella perstans causing symptomatic hypereosinophilia in a missionary family

Fux, Christoph A; Chappuis, Bernard; Holzer, Benedikt; Aebi, Christoph; Bordmann, Gerard; Marti, Hanspeter; Hatz, Christoph (2006). Mansonella perstans causing symptomatic hypereosinophilia in a missionary family. Travel medicine and infectious disease, 4(5), pp. 275-80. Amsterdam: Elsevier

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Mansonella perstans is rarely pathogenic. The rare reports of symptomatic cases, however, include severe complications. Three cases of symptomatic hypereosinophilia with multi-organ involvement are described in a missionary family returning from tropical Africa. Pathogenicity may be related to the induction of hypereosinophilia rather than direct host-parasite interactions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Fux, Christoph Andreas and Aebi, Christoph

ISSN:

1477-8939

ISBN:

16905458

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:45

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:13

PubMed ID:

16905458

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18807 (FactScience: 1045)

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