Brugia malayi


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Bru·gi·a ma·la·yi

the Malayan filaria species, an important agent of human filariasis and elephantiasis in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, transmitted to humans by species of Mansonia and Anopheles mosquitoes; adult parasites cause lymphangitis and lymphadenitis, but with less involvement of the genital region and lower limbs, and a relatively greater incidence of disease in the upper limbs than with Wuchereria bancrofti infection. Formerly called Wuchereriamalayi.

Brugia malayi

A roundworm (nematode), the microfilaria of which primarily inhabit blood vessels and lymphatics—where it causes lymphatic microfilariasis—as well as in muscle, connective tissue and serous cavities.

Epidemiology
Brugian filariasis is primarily a disease of rural South East Asia, infecting ±13 million in the region. It is transmitted by Mansonia, Anopheles and Aedes mosquitos, which serve as both vector and intermediate host.

Brugia malayi

(broo'ja mah-la'-i)
A filarial parasitic worm that can invade lymphatics and cause massive swelling of the scrotum or of the lower extremities. The latter condition is called elephantiasis. See: elephantiasis; Wuchereria
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The phylogenetic associations were constructed in MEGA5, using the Neighbor-Joining method (Saitou & Nei 1987) with Kimura's 2-parameter correction (Kimura 1980) with bootstrapping (1000 replicates) and MLST sequences from the nematode, Brugia malayi (Brug) (Spirurida: Onchoceridae), and Cimex lectularius L.
San Francisco will develop 3-Dimensional in vitro culturing systems to support the development of Onchocerca volvulus and Brugia malayi infective larvae to the adult stages.
Sub-periodic strain of Brugia malayi was maintained in Mastomys coucha and jirds (Meriones unguiculatus) through Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (Murthy et al.
The main human filarial parasites are Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi, whose adults live in the lymphatic system, and Loa loa, which infects subcutaneous tissues.
In vitro effect of four herbal plants on the motility of Brugia malayi microfilariae.
It may be Brugia malayi or Wuchereria bancofti--also known as Weingarten's syndrome" (Vogel 9).
Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is an interstitial lung disease that results from an exaggerated immune response to filarial parasites Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi (1).
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Lymphatic filariasis (LF), caused by the nematode parasites Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and B.
Comparison of an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and a radioallergosorbent test (RAST) for detection of IgE antibodies to Brugia malayi.
The most common etiology worldwide is parasitic (eg, Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Brugia timori); however, most of these cases occur in endemic areas.