microfilaremia

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microfilaremia

 [mi″kro-fil″ah-re´me-ah]
the presence of microfilariae in the circulating blood.

mi·cro·fil·a·re·mi·a

(mī'krō-fil'ă-rē'mē-ă),
Infection of the blood with microfilariae. Microfilaremia caused by Wuchereria bancrofti is characterized by sharp nocturnal periodicity, apparently tied to the nocturnal habits of the vector mosquitoes; in geographic areas where mosquitoes are not strictly night-biters (as in areas of Polynesia), the microfilarial periodicity is modified or absent.
See also: periodic filariasis.

mi·cro·fil·a·re·mi·a

(mī'krō-fil-ă-rē'mē-ă)
Infection of the blood with microfilariae.
Synonym(s): microfilaraemia.

microfilaremia

the presence of microfilariae in the circulating blood.
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Immunoepidemiology of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in two east African communities: Antibodies to the microfilarial sheath and their role in regulating microfilaraemia.
Mansonella perstans filariasis in Uganda: patterns of microfilaraemia and clinical manifestations in two endemic communities.
Occurrence of living adult Wuchereria bancrofti in the scrotal area of men with microfilaraemia.
The significance of low density microfilaraemia in the transmission of Wuchereria bancrofti by Culex (Culex) quinquefasciatus Say in Sri Lanka.
bancrofti (7), it was estimated that about 2,765 infective bites would be the average exposure leading to patent microfilaraemia where the mean annual biting rate (ABR) exceeded 80,000 bites/person/year and the mricrofilaraemia rate among adults of different ethnic groups reached 4-11%.
These combinations produced prolonged suppression of microfilaraemia (mf) than either drug alone (9-11).
The case in the present study may have been examined for microfilaraemia in the nighttime after 10 PM or DEC provocation test [14] may have been done for induction of Mf to appear in the blood in the daytime by administering DEC 100 mg orally because Mf begins to reach their peak within 15 minutes and begin to decrease two hours later.
Both the fractions caused gradual fall in microfilaraemia and 100 per cent worm sterilization.
These studies have shown that these infections are widespread, and that the prevalence of microfilaraemia and clinical manifestations vary from one locality to another in south-eastern Nigeria, except for M.