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filaria

[fə′lar·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A parasitic filamentous nematode belonging to the order Filaroidea.
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In the early stages, medical therapy with DEC can produce good results in the filarial disease of the neck.
Mansonella perstans is a filarial nematode present in 33 countries in sub-Saharan Africa; sporadic cases have been reported in Latin America, mostly in the Caribbean and along the Atlantic coast (1); -20% of inhabitants of disease-endemic countries are infected (2).
Histologic examination of the cerebrum and spinal cord revealed multiple adult filarial nematodes surrounded by granulomatous inflammation with several multinucleated giant cells.
Loa loa, a type of filarial infection, produces a transient, migratory angioedema, often localized to the wrists and large joints (termed Calabar swelling).
Similarly, immunomodulatory TLR4 ligand from filarial parasites has also shown to control allergic reaction by inhibiting proinflammatory mediators and this strategy could be used effectively to combat inflammatory pathology of malaria or other disease to reduce mortality.
Four cases of filarial epididymitis, two cases each of non-specific granulomatous epididymitis and fibromatous periorchitis [Figure 1d] and one case of mesothelial cyst were reported.
A not-for-profit research and development organization, DNDi works to deliver new treatments for neglected diseases, in particular leishmaniasis, human African trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease, specific filarial infections, paediatric HIV, mycetoma, and hepatitis C.
In Central as well as South US, as well as some Caribbean islands, attacking midgets are the vectors of filarial worms in the category Mansonella.
Dubai: In a rare surgery, doctors here removed a 12cm long filarial worm from a patient's eyelid.
The surgical team led by Dr Mohindra successfully extracted a 12-cm filarial worm and the patient's eyelid was repaired.
Male and female filarial worms Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens recovered from the scrotum.