microfilaremia

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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Microfilaremia was more common among multigravid women than among primigravid women (p = 0.
microfilaremia recovered {% female x in peritoneal mortality worms 5days(n) cavity on day 7 over post initiation untreated of treatment control) C 100(5) Active 5.
While a single dose of ivermectin markedly reduces skin microfilarial loads up to 12 months, with a transient fall in microfilarial level (21), repeated doses of ivermectin are reported to lower the incidence of microfilaremia.
The focus of microfilaremia in reindeer moved north as it declined simultaneously in the south as the observed peritonitis outbreak lessened.
7% decrease in the number of infective bites per year in the treated area and microfilaremia remained low for 10 years.
Of 32 patients randomized to receive 200 mg/day of doxycycline, only 4 (13%) remained microfilaremia positive at 14-month follow-up, compared with 34 of 38 (90%) in the placebo group.
Serologic results for toxocariasis, schistosomiasis, trichinosis, distomatosis, cysticercosis, and microfilaremia (3 assays) were negative.
Screening for filariasis by microfilaremia detection and skin snips should probably be considered in patients presenting pruritus or eosinophilia (9).
Microfilaremia from a Dirofilaria-like parasite in Greece.
Wolbachia bacteria manipulate the fertility of most filarial worms; treating filariasis patients with antimicrobial drugs results in elimination of Wolbachia organisms and the microfilaremia.
After 5 years of treatment, microfilaremia, antigenemia, and mosquito infection rates were significantly reduced, but LF transmission was not interrupted.