the presence of filariae within the body of an organism; infection with filariae. It is mostly found in tropical and subtropical regions.
a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels. Death of the adult worms may lead to inflammation and permanent fibrosis; the condition may lead to serious symptoms, such as elephantiasis or blindness. See river blindness
Disease caused by the presence of parasitic worms or larvae in body tissue. Worms are round, long and threadlike. They are common in tropical and subtropical regions. They enter the body as microscopic larvae through the bite of a mosquito or other insect then infest the lymph glands and channels. Treatment is not very effective. After many years, this disease usually results in elephantiasis, characterized by tremendous swelling of the external genitals and legs. Overlying skin becomes dark, thick and coarse.
a disease caused by parasitic worms which occur in the blood, lymph vessels and lymph nodes, and which may be transmitted by Anopheles, Culex, Mansonia and Aedes mosquitoes
A condition resulting from infection by mosquito-borne parasites; can cause elephantiasis.
a disease condition caused by the presence of filariae in the blood, tissues, and especially the lymph system.
Lymphatic Filariasis is a parasitic and infectious tropical disease, caused by the thread-like parasitic filarial worms, Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori, all transmitted by mosquitoes. It is extremely rare in Western countries. Loa loa is another filarial parasite of humans, transmitted by the deer fly.