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Rodolfo Robles

Rodolfo Robles Valverde, Guatemalan physician (Quetzaltenango 14 January 1878 – Ciudad de Guatemala 08 November 1939)
 

Discovered that filariasis causes eye lesions

First to show the existence of onchocerciasis in the American continent (Robles disease)

With Pacheco Luna described the life cycle and transmission of the onchocerciasis, identifying the Simulium flies as the vector (1916-9)

 

With E. Brumpt Identified nematode Onchocerca volvulus as causative agent of onchocercosis and described its epidemiology  (1915)


Proposed excision surgery and intratumoral injections for treatment of this disease

 
Eponym of Robles disease or onchocercosis and Robles sign
 
 

SOME BIBLIOGRAPHY

Onchocercose humaine au Guatemala produisant la cécité et l’erysipele du litoral (Erisipela de la costa). Bull. Soc. Path. Exot. 12(7):442-63, 1919

Pseudolepra o punudos

Inoculación de la verruga

Etiologia y tratamiento de la colibacilosis

Contribución al estudio etiologico de la llamada piorrea dental

Notas sobre um signo patognomico de las fracturas del peroné

Notas sobre las riquezas de Guatemala em aguas minerales (Fuentes Georginas)