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microfilaria

[¦mī·krō·fə′lar·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
Slender, motile prelarval forms of filarial nematodes measuring 150-300 micrometers in length; adult filaria are mammalian parasites.
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Genetic characterization of atypical Mansonella (Mansonella) ozzardi microfilariae in human blood samples from northeastern Peru.
Microfilariae were found in Northern Saw-whet Owls in Wisconsin, but not in Northern Saw-whet Owls in Idaho, and Trypanosoma was observed in Idaho, but not in Wisconsin.
Table 6 In vitro activity of Alnus nepalensis on adult worms and microfilariae of Brugia rnalayi.
The congregation of the adult worms and subsequent fertilization to produce microfilariae in subcutaneous tissues has been known to elicit nodules (4).
On cytologic examination, brown pigmentation (hemosiderin) was present in the spleen, and several microfilariae were identified in the lungs.
Microfilariae then migrate to the capillaries in the dermis of the host's face and forehead where they are taken up in the blood meal of the intermediate host.
Blood smear examination showed marked RBC agglutination, few spherocytes, neutropenia with an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of 50/[micro]L, and Wuchereria bancrofti microfilariae (Figure 1a).
These nematodes include the filarial worms; they typically have a complex life cycle with the adult worms residing in the lymphatics or skin and connective tissue, producing microfilariae that circulate in blood or skin.
The microfilariae were sheathed and their terminal ends (tips) were devoid of nuclei, characteristic of W.
Loiasis Demonstration of "Calabar swellings," or microfilariae in blood or painful subcutaneous positive filarial swelling involving serology by immuno- fingers, breasts, or eyes fluorescence or ELISA (lids or conjunctiva).
Its larvae, deposited by the fly's bite, burrow into the skin, where they mature and eventually send out tiny offspring called microfilariae that can migrate through the skin to the eye.