Brugia malayi


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Bru·gi·a ma·la·yi

the Malayan filaria species, an important agent of human filariasis and elephantiasis in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, transmitted to humans by species of Mansonia and Anopheles mosquitoes; adult parasites cause lymphangitis and lymphadenitis, but with less involvement of the genital region and lower limbs, and a relatively greater incidence of disease in the upper limbs than with Wuchereria bancrofti infection. Formerly called Wuchereriamalayi.

Brugia malayi

A roundworm (nematode), the microfilaria of which primarily inhabit blood vessels and lymphatics—where it causes lymphatic microfilariasis—as well as in muscle, connective tissue and serous cavities.

Epidemiology
Brugian filariasis is primarily a disease of rural South East Asia, infecting ±13 million in the region. It is transmitted by Mansonia, Anopheles and Aedes mosquitos, which serve as both vector and intermediate host.

Brugia malayi

(broo'ja mah-la'-i)
A filarial parasitic worm that can invade lymphatics and cause massive swelling of the scrotum or of the lower extremities. The latter condition is called elephantiasis. See: elephantiasis; Wuchereria
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The major offending organisms in lymphatic filariasis are Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi or Brugia timori.
Several types of parasitic roundworms have iPGM, including Brugia malayi and Onchocerca volvulus, which infect roughly 150 million people living mostly in tropical regions.
Por ejemplo, las microfilarias de Brugia malayi, cuando son capturadas por las CD, inhiben la produccion de IL-12 en respuesta a antigenos de Staphylococcus aureus (44).
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2003) and animal parasites Brugia malayi (Ghedin et al.
The nematode Wuchereria bancrofti accounts for majority of cases worldover followed by Brugia malayi and Brugia timori.
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne, chronically disabling tropical disease caused by infection with thread-like parasitic filarial worms Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B.
Incluso existe la esperanza para una vacuna antifilarial: la inmunizacion de ratones con una proteina recombinante de Wolbachia mostro una resistencia fuerte, aunque incompleta, al vector de la elefantiasis Brugia malayi (Nag et al.
The phylogenetic associations were constructed in MEGA5, using the Neighbor-Joining method (Saitou & Nei 1987) with Kimura's 2-parameter correction (Kimura 1980) with bootstrapping (1000 replicates) and MLST sequences from the nematode, Brugia malayi (Brug) (Spirurida: Onchoceridae), and Cimex lectularius L.
Sub-periodic strain of Brugia malayi was maintained in Mastomys coucha and jirds (Meriones unguiculatus) through Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (Murthy et al.