Calabar swelling

noun

: a transient subcutaneous swelling marking the migratory course through the tissues of the adult filarial eye worm of the genus Loa (L. loa) compare loaiasis

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“Calabar swelling.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Calabar%20swelling. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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