In one case study the cellular smears from the aspirate showed gravid adult filarial worms
with a preserved outer cuticle layer.
Leading a surgical team, Dr Mohindra successfully extracted the filarial worm
and the patient's eyelid was repaired and the patient has had full recovery, especially since the disease was caught at an early stage due to the alertness of the ophthalmologist.
Intraocular nematode infections are uncommon and usually caused by filarial worms
such as Loa loa and Onchocerca volvulus that are transmitted by flies in the tropics.
Adult filarial worm
in a fine needle aspiration of a soft tissue swelling.
(Loa Loa) in the anterior chamber Report of 2 cases.
Another study was carried out to test the antifilariai efficacy of Cardiospermum halicacabum against related filarial worm
Brugia pahangi (22).
A notable example is the Fund's involvement in the fight against Onchocerciasis, or River Blindness, a parasitic disease caused by the Filarial Worm
and spread between people by the Black Fly which breeds in fast flowing rivers.
That the adult filarial worm
was lodged in the lymphatics was first discovered by Joseph Bancroft, of Brisbane, Australia, and subsequently by others, including Manson, who found the worm in the scrotum of a patient.
Dracunculiasis is a parasitic infection caused by a filarial worm
(Dracunculus medinensis [i.
Neglected diseases are defined as diseases that disproportionately affect the world's poorest people, including tuberculosis or TB, malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis or African sleeping sickness, and filarial worm
diseases such as onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis.
2) This is related to differences in the "preferred" anatomic location of the adult filarial worm
between men and women and biologic factors, particularly pregnancy, that further stress the lymphatic system in women.
database at Broad Institute: Filarial worm
database at Broad Institute is a newly built database at Broad Institute to study the crucial phenotypic difference between the closely related filarial species (http://www.
The adult filarial worm
lives in lymphatic vessels whereas microfilarias reside in peripheral blood and are able to infect mosquitoes during a blood meal .
Many morphologic characteristics of the filarial worm
resembled those of Pelecitus spp.
Reasons for this discrepancy are unclear but may be related to differences in the "preferred" anatomic location of the adult filarial worm
between men and women (18) and biologic factors, particularly pregnancy, that further stress the lymphatic system in women.