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hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum)

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gambiae as the most important vector of Bancroftian filariasis in terms of infectivity rates.
In addition, bancroftian filariasis, mansonellosis and loiasis are all widespread and endemic in both parts of the basin (3,9-11).
Critical analysis of an epidemetrons model for the assessment of bancroftian filariasis endemicity in some areas of Egypt.
Live adult worms detected by ultrasonography in human Bancroftian filariasis.
Control of bancroftian filariasis with diethylcarbamazine medicated salt in open communities in rural and urban areas.
Beuria et al (9) while assessing antigenaemia of asymptomatic microfilaraemic individuals residing in bancroftian filariasis endemic Bajapur, Khurda district, 50 km from Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, observed that during the 10 yr post-treatment follow up only a few treated endemic individuals remained free from infection and disease.
Studies on the transmission and prevalence of bancroftian filariasis in four coastal villages in Tanzania.
Culex quinquefasciatus, the potential vector of bancroftian filariasis is the most widely distributed mosquito in India.
Vector control complements mass drug administration against bancroftian filariasis in Tirukoilur, India.
Most (tissue-dwelling) filariases (apart from a few blood-dwelling species such as Mansonella perstans which cause little harm), including onchocerciasis, loiasis and bancroftian filariasis, cause distinct pathologies including characteristic and extensive skin lesions (in long-standing disease).
Observations on population density of Culex quinquefasciatus and transmission indices of bancroftian filariasis during and after integrated vector management strategy.
This novel approach to the treatment of bancroftian filariasis, which is "one of the most common causes of global disability," was developed on the basis of the fact that the parasites depend on Wolbachia endosymbionts for survival, and antibiotic treatment has the potential to deplete this bacterium, reported Mark J.
The disease, scientifically known as Bancroftian filariasis, is spread by mosquitoes and causes cruel and severe disfigurement with debilitating swelling of the limbs.
Bancroftian filariasis distribution and diurnal temperature differences in the southern Nile delta.
Louis encephalitis and the parasite that causes Bancroftian filariasis, which can lead to the disfiguring disease known as elephantiasis.