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.

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.
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quinquefasciatus should not be neglected, as it likely plays an important role in maintaining viruses within bird populations and is responsible for transmitting the filarial nematode Wuchereria bancrofti, which is still endemic in the Hispaniola (Addiss & Chuke, 2002).
A multi-center field study of two point-of-care tests for circulating Wuchereria bancrofti antigenemia in Africa.
Conviene, para concluir, recordar el gran numero de enfermedades vectoriales cuyo entorno mas favorable tiene que ver con los ciclos de sus hospedadores intermediarios, desde arbovirosis (fiebre del valle del Rift, dengue, fiebre amarilla o fiebre de Nilo occidental) hasta parasitosis como las tripanosomosis (chagas, enfermedad del sueno), oncocercosis (ceguera de los rios) por Onchocerca volvulus, filariosis linfatica por Wuchereria bancrofti o la malaria; y algunas bacterianas mediadas por garrapatas (tularemia, enfermedad de Lyme, fiebre botonosa mediterranea, tifus, fiebre hemorragica de Crimea-Congo, fiebre Q, ehrlichiosis) (Saker, et al.
Laboratuvarlarda en buyuk mesleki risk olusturan nematod parazitler Ascaridler, kancali kurtlar, Strongyloides, Enterobius, insan filaria (Wuchereria ve Brugia) turleridir.
Filariasis, caused by infestation of the lymph nodes by the parasite Wuchereria bancrofti , is the most common and global cause of secondary lymphedema.[2] The precise role of some pathogens in lymphatic obstruction is uncertain.
The term ENV was first coined by Aldo Castellani in 1934 to differentiate the condition from elephantiasis tropica (filariasis), which is caused by parasitic Wuchereria worms.
[1] It is caused by lymphatic dwelling nematodes namely Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori, and transmitted by the bite of infective mosquitoes.
Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae), is the most common mosquito in rural and urban areas which in capable of transferring a number of pathogens i.e., West Nile Virus (WNV) (CDC, 2002; Turell et al., 2001;Alouani et al., 2009), avian pox virus, bird malaria pathogen, dog heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, filarial nematode, Wuchereria bancrofti (Vinogradova, 2000) and St.
pahangi, and Wuchereria bancrofti," Experimental Parasitology emphasizes, vol.
Scott, "Transmission of the nocturnal periodic strain of Wuchereria bancrofti by Culex quinquefasciatus: establishing the potential for urban filariasis in Thailand," Epidemiology and Infection, vol.
The primers used target a 724 bp fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene and are specific for various filarioid helminths (e.g., Dirofilaria, Wuchereria, Brugia, Onchocerca, Setaria, and Acanthocheilonema).