Bancroft filariasis

Bancroft filariasis

(ban'kroft?, bang')
[Joseph Bancroft, Brit. physician, 1836–1894]
A filarial infection caused by Wuchereria bancrofti.
See: elephantiasis

Bancroft,

Sir Joseph, English physician in Australia, 1836-1894.
Bancroft filariasis - nematode which lives in body tissues and cavities; upon death of adult worm, granulomatous inflammation and permanent fibrosis develop.
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