microfilaria

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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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Protective immunity in human Bancroftian filariasis: Inverse relationship between antibodies to microfilarial sheath and circulating filarial antigens.
In vitro effects of plant extracts on Brugia malayi microfilarial motility Percentage reduction in Mf motility by plants extracts Concentration Vitex negundo L.
4-7) Scanning the literature we found only 1 report on microfilarial pleural involvement.
The microfilarial load of each subject was estimated as the mean number of microfilariae per skin snipped.
The occurrence of the four microfilarial species as single, double and triple infections in both the populations was analyzed (Table 2).
The microfilarial densities varied between sexes and between age groups, which is consistent with results from studies elsewhere (24).
This provided enough room for the microfilarial motility which could be appreciated on USG with ease.
The microfilarial (mf) prevalence in relation to age and sex is presented in Fig.
They were counted in each of the infected persons to determine the microfilarial density and recorded on the standard individual forms.
The microfilarial stage dominated all other stages with a mean density of 5.
Since microfilariae are pathogenic to the vectors, high mortality is expected in endemic areas with high microfilarial rates in the human populations (19).
The most practical and feasible method of controlling LF is rapid reduction of microfilarial load in the community by annual mass drug administration (MDA) of a single dose of Di-ethylcarbamazine (DEC).