Wuchereria

Wuchereria

 [voo″ker-e´re-ah]
a genus of nematodes of the superfamily filarioidea that affect mainly humans in warmer regions of the world. W. bancrof´ti causes elephantiasis, lymphangitis, and chyluria by interfering with the lymphatic circulation. See also filariasis.

Wuchereria

(vū'kĕr-e'rē-ă),
A genus of filarial nematodes (family Onchocercidae, superfamily Filarioidea) characterized by adult forms that live chiefly in lymphatic vessels and produce large numbers of embryos or microfilariae that circulate in the bloodstream (microfilaremia), often appearing in the peripheral blood at regular intervals. The extreme form of this infection (wuchereriasis or filariasis) is elephantiasis or pachyderma.

Wuchereria

/Wu·cher·e·ria/ (voo″ker-e´re-ah) a genus of nematodes of the superfamily Filarioidea that affect mainly humans in warmer regions of the world. W. bancrof´ti causes elephantiasis, lymphangitis, and chyluria by interfering with the lymphatic circulation.

Wuchereria

[vo̅o̅′kərē′rē·ə]
Etymology: Otto Wucherer, German physician, 1820-1873
a genus of filarial worms found in warm, humid climates. Wuchereria bancrofti, transmitted by mosquitoes, is the cause of elephantiasis. See also filariasis.
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Wuchereria bancrofti microfilaria

Wu·cher·e·ri·a

(vū-kĕr-ē'rē-ă)
A genus of filarial nematodes characterized by adult forms that live chiefly in lymphatic vessels and produce large numbers of embryos or microfilariae that circulate in the bloodstream (microfilaremia), often appearing in the peripheral blood at regular intervals. The extreme form of this infection (wuchereriasis or filariasis) is elephantiasis or pachydermia.

Wucherer,

Otto, German physician, 1820-1873.
Wuchereria bancrofti - the bancroftian filaria.
Wuchereria - genus of filarial nematodes.
wuchereriasis - infection with worms of the genus Wuchereria.

Wuchereria

see brugia.
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Wuchereria bancrofti is the main etiological agent responsible.
Wuchereria bancrofti is the most common parasite in India, and humans are exclusive for this species.
silacea flies, is of public health concern because of its geographic overlap with Onchocerca volvulus and Wuchereria bancrofti worms, which cause onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, respectively (2).
Se administra por via oral en una sola dosis de 150-200 [micron]g/kg (28) o incluso mas alta (400 [micron]g/kg), similar a lo que actualmente se recomienda para el tratamiento de las infestaciones por Wuchereria bancrofti o Loa loa (29).
Culex pipiens (Pallas) complex members causes filariasis in humans in the tropics by transmitting the vector Wuchereria bancrofti (Cobbold) (Becker et al.
Molecular evidence on the occurrence of co-infection with Pichia guilliermondii and Wuchereria bancrofti in two filarial endemic districts of India.
Haemocyte population and ultrastructural changes during the immune response of the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus to microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti," Medical and Veterinary Entomology, vol.
The nematode Wuchereria bancrofti accounts for majority of cases worldover followed by Brugia malayi and Brugia timori.
quinquefasciatus is the vector of Wuchereria bancrofti, avian malaria, and arboviruses including St.
16S rDNA phylogeny and ultrastructural characterization of Wolbachia intracellular bacteria of the filarial nematodes Brugia malayi, Brugia pahangi, and Wuchereria bancrofti.