bancroftian filariasis


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ban·croft·i·an fil·a·ri·a·sis

filariasis caused by Wuchereria bancrofti.

bancroftian filariasis

Tropical medicine Infection with Wuchereria bancrofti, which causes elephantiasis, hydrocele, and regional economic loss Treatment Diethylcarbamazine, ivermectin, albendazole. See Diethylcarbamazine, Filariasis.
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Interdigital skin lesions of the lower limbs among patients with lymphoedema in an area endemic for bancroftian filariasis.
Bancroftian Filariasis in a Philipine Village: Ethmological findings in South East Asia.
Control of bancroftian filariasis by integrating therapy with "vector control using polystyrene beads in wet pit latrines.
Circulating filarial antigen in the hydrocele fluid from individuals living in a bancroftian filariasis area-Recife, Brazil: Detected by the monoclonal antibody Og4C3-assay.
Bancroftian filariasis caused by Wucheria bancrofti is transmitted to man by the bites of infected mosquitoes--Culex, Anopheles, Mansonia and Aedes.
Circulating immune complexes and complement in bancroftian filariasis.
Effect of yearly mass drug administration with diethylcarbamazine and albendazole on bancroftian filariasis in Egypt: a comprehensive assessment.
An increase in soil moisture associated with irrigation development in the southern Nile Delta after the construction of the Aswan High Dam has caused a rapid rise in the mosquito Culex pipiens and consequential increase in the arthropod-borne disease Bancroftian filariasis (Harb et al.
Stolk WA, Swaminathan S, van Oortmarssen GJ, Das PK, Habbema JDF: Prospects for elimination of bancroftian filariasis by mass drug treatment in Pondicherry, India: a simulation study.
Treatment of bancroftian filariasis in Recife, Brazil: A two-year comparative study of the efficacy of single treatment with ivermectin or diethylcarbamazine.
In countries where bancroftian filariasis is endemic, lymphedema of the leg is a public health problem, particularly for women, who are disproportionately affected.
A randomized clinical trial comparing single- and multi-dose combination therapy with diethylcarbamazine and albendazole for treatment of bancroftian filariasis.