filariasis

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a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels

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Another study was carried out to test the antifilariai efficacy of Cardiospermum halicacabum against related filarial worm Brugia pahangi (22).
Glutathione GPXs protect the filarial worms from oxidative peroxidases (GPXs) damage, and are thus important targets for novel chemotherapy.
River Blindness is a disease caused by the filarial worm Onchocercavolvulus, which is transmitted through the bites of infected blackflies.
Dubai: In a rare surgery, doctors here removed a 12cm long filarial worm from a patient's eyelid.
The surgical team led by Dr Mohindra successfully extracted a 12-cm filarial worm and the patient's eyelid was repaired.
The world s second leading infectious cause of blindness, river blindness is a neglected tropical disease caused by a filarial worm.
Many morphologic characteristics of the filarial worm resembled those of Pelecitus spp.
Filarial worms are not endemic in South Africa; however, with increasing refugee and immigrant populations and travel to endemic countries clinicians may encounter acute infection in the returning traveller or sequelae from chronic infection.
At right, filarial worms damage the human immune system and cause a water-bag like condition called elephantiasis.