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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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Analysis of the 24-h microfilarial periodicity of Mansonella perstans Parasitol Res.
Knott, "A method for making microfilarial surveys on day blood," Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
(1.) Katti TV, Athanikar VS, Ananthrao AS, Rathod CV, Cytodiagnosis of microfilarial lymphadenitis coexistent with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in a left cervical lymph node: An unusual presentation.
Co-infections with both filarial worms could complicate treatment for loiasis in patients with excessive microfilarial levels (> 30,000 microfilaria /mL); contraindicate treatment with ivermectin.; and place patients at risk of significant encephalopathy from host response reactions to dying microfilariae in the cerebral circulation and cerebrospinal fluid with resulting meningoencephalitis, cerebral edema, cerebral infarcts, and coma.
Protective immunity in human Bancroftian filariasis: Inverse relationship between antibodies to microfilarial sheath and circulating filarial antigens.
The report of microfilarial infection in birds in Bangladesh is perhaps the first.
Fine needle aspiration cytology from right axilla, left groin and right supraclavicular lymph nodes suggested eosinophilia with microfilarial infestation.
While ivermectin mainly affects the late stages of microfilarial development, albendazole has a transient effect on early embryogenesis.
[6] diagnosed Wucheria bancrofti microfilarial pleural effusion in a case of tropical pulmonary eosionophilia, in which peripheral blood was negative for microfilaria on three occasions.
Efficacy of ivermectin against Onchocerca cervicalis microfilarial dermatitis in horses.
showed 100 per cent loss of motility of microfilarial parasites at 100 ng/ml concentration.
The above hypothesis can be used to explain the microfilarial seeding of the pleura and breast in our case.