filarial worm


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filarial worm

a NEMATODE worm that is parasitic on vertebrate animals and which has an intermediate ARTHROPOD host. For example, adults of the nematode worm Wucheria bancrofti obstruct lymph vessels in man and cause the disease ELEPHANTIASIS, with nocturnal mosquitoes as the intermediate host.
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Effects of tetracycline on the filarial worms Brugia pahangi and Dirofilaria immitis and their bacterial endosymbionts Wolbachia.
Different stages of filarial worms stimulate different Th-cell subsets (35).
Investigations of filarial worms of man in metropolitan Lagos.
Presence of linear echogenic structures with persistent, random, almost tireless twirling movements on high resolution ultrasonography is considered diagnostic of adult filarial worms (3).
Dance of live adult filarial worms is a reliable sign of scrotal filarial infection.
In Central as well as South US, as well as some Caribbean islands, attacking midgets are the vectors of filarial worms in the category Mansonella.
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.