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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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Each study met its primary endpoints, showing a statistically significant superiority of moxidectin over the current standard of care in suppressing the microfilariae in skin.
Orro et al., "Setaria tundra microfilariae in reindeer and other cervids in Finland," Parasitology Research, vol.
Microfilariae (mf) were obtained from the peritoneal cavity and adult worm collected from the lymphatic tissue of infected Mastomys natalensis.
This study shows the direct relation that exists among these microfilariae, which may affect the blood of M.
Fine-needle aspiration cytology of the swelling was ordered, and it showed microfilariae (figure 2).
What Elanco calls "mild, transient hypersensitivity reactions manifested as labored respiration, vomiting, salivation, and lethargy" have been noted in some dogs treated with milbemycin oxime carrying a high number of circulating heartworm microfilariae. These reactions are presumably caused by release of protein from dead or dying microfilariae.
Blood parasites (Haemoproteus and microfilariae) in birds from the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica.
When it progresses, Onchocerca volvulus microfilariae concentrate on eyeballs, which can lead to eye lesions, and if left untreated, may result in blindness.
Belem et al., "Comparison of tests for the detection of circulating filarial antigen (Og4C3-ELISA and AD12-ICT) and ultrasound in diagnosis of lymphatic filariasis in individuals with microfilariae," Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol.
The rise in eosinophils can be triggered by either the adult worms or circulating microfilariae. (4) Treatment of fascioliasis and filarial infections varies and expert consultation is recommended.
The mature female adult produces microfilariae that can be found in the dog's blood.