[In Context] Loa loa: neglected neurology and nematodes

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In the early 1990s, efforts to eradicate river blindness came up against an unexpected problem: a rare parasitic worm that seemed to cause serious neurological adverse events in patients treated with the anti-filarial drug ivermectin. David Holmes reports on how the battle against the worm might finally be turning. (Source: Lancet Neurology)