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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4) Treatment of fascioliasis and filarial infections varies and expert consultation is recommended.
Diagnosis of filarial infection is frequently made on clinical grounds in endemic area, but demonstration of microfilaria in circulating blood is the only means by which one can make definitive diagnosis (10).
Wuchereria bancrofti is the most widespread filarial parasite, accounting for 90% of filarial infection worldwide and in the Southeast Asia region [5].
Annual MDAs alone decreased the filarial infection load in the community if there were no lapses.
Filarial infection of the breast: Report of a case with diagnosis by fine needle aspiration cytology.
9) CTS has also been reported with a filarial infection alone (10) and in a combined case of loiasis, schistosomiasis, and trypanosomiasis.
Though, other clinical manifestations due to filarial infection such as acute attacks of filarial fever and chronic manifestations of limb lymphoedema/elephantiasis are known to be influenced by the anatomic location of adult filarial worms, presence or absence of microfilaria (mf), immune responses and secondary bacterial infections (2), but contribution of W.
The diagnosis of a filarial infection can also been made by detecting microfilariae on microscopic examination of fine needle aspirates from lymph nodes.
His past medical history was significant for two episodes of epididymo-orchitis five years earlier due to presumed filarial infection.
Microfilariae (mf) were obtained by lavage of the peritoneal cavities of jirds with intraperitoneal filarial infection of 3 months or more duration.
These data can be used as a starting point for further epidemiologic and clinical research activities investigating this neglected filarial infection in pregnant women in Central Africa.
Absence of microfilaria in the peripheral blood does not exclude filarial infection.
2] Neurological manifestation of filarial infection are rare, however there are few case reports of encephalitis following treatment with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) in patients with Loa loa filariasis.