Microfilariae


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microfilaria

[mī′krōfiler′ē·ə] pl. microfilariae
Etymology: Gk, mikros + L, filum, thread
the prelarval form of any filarial worm. Certain blood-sucking insects ingest these forms from an infected host, and the microfilariae then develop in the body of the insect and become infective larvae. See also filariasis, loiasis, onchocerciasis, Wuchereria.
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Microfilaria

microfilaria

(mī″krō-fĭ-lar′ē-ă) (-lar′ē-ē″) plural.microfilariae [ micro- + filaria]
The embryo of a filarial worm. Microfilariae are present in the blood and tissues of those infected with filariasis and are of importance in the diagnosis of filarial infections.
microfilarial (-lar′ē-ăl), adjective

Microfilariae

The larvae and infective form of filarial worms.
Mentioned in: Filariasis
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Microfilariae are released by adult filarial worms living in the lymphatics.
All the communities had less than one microfilariae per skin snip except Ago Iwafin which had the CMFL of 1.
Microfilariae (mf) were obtained by lavage of the peritoneal cavities of jirds with intraperitoneal filarial infection of 3 months or more duration.
In the present clinical case, the patient may have, naturally, acquired the infection wherein adult dogs reveal high circulating microfilariae count culminating into occult infections when it gets protracted over a few months (Rawlings loc.
volvulus microfilariae can induce non-specific suppressor cells activity in vitro (38).
In addition, sampling was performed during the day, instead of late afternoon or night, when the number of microfilariae is higher (7), which might account for the low prevalence of infection obtained in this study.
bancrofti infection and disease has been explained to result from death of microfilariae (36), from microbial involvement (37), or due to maternal infection status (38).
We carried out this study to measure microfilariaemia and antigenemia levels in bancroftian microfilariae (mf) carriers at 1 yr follow up after chemotherapy, in lymphoedema patients and in endemic controls from a filariasis endemic area in Tamil Nadu State using [Og.
Blood smears contained Hemoproteus fringillae (RWSP), Trypanosoma everetti (RWSP, RCSP, BOSP), Trypanosoma avium (CASP), and microfilariae (all species).
These medications would probably kill microfilariae, but their efficacy against infective L3 larvae of O.
The diagnosis of a filarial infection can also been made by detecting microfilariae on microscopic examination of fine needle aspirates from lymph nodes.