Filariasis

Filariasis (or philariasis) is a parasitic disease that is caused by thread-like roundworms belonging to the Filarioidea type. These are spread by blood-feeding black flies and mosquitoes. Eight known filarial nematodes use humans as their definitive hosts. These are divided into three groups according to the niche within the body they occupy: The...
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filariasis

(fil″ә-ri´ә-sis) any infection with filariae. The organism causing the most common form is Wuchereria bancrofti, which is found in many hot regions of the world and is transmitted by the Culex mosquito or sometimes by mites or flies. The larvae invade lymphoid tissues and then grow to adult worms 2 to 5 cm l...
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filariasis

[n] - a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
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Filariasis

• (n.) The presence of filariae in the blood; infection with filariae.
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filariasis

<dermatology, infectious disease, zoology> A disease caused by the parasitic nematode worm Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi. ... The parasite blocks the lymphatic system and causes lymphatic oedema, resulting in the swelling and thickening of skin tissues and the tissues immediately below the skin. The disease most commonly occurs in tro...
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filariasis

noun a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
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Filariasis

Fil`a·ri'a·sis noun [ New Latin ] (Medicine) The presence of filariæ in the blood; infection with filariæ.
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filariasis

a group of infectious disorders caused by threadlike nematodes of the superfamily Filarioidea, that invade the subcutaneous tissues and lymphatics ... [4 related articles]
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filariasis

A group of parasitic diseases of warm climates, transmitted by mosquitoes, causing fever, lymph node enlargement, abscesses, epididymal inflammation, and signs of allergy; elephantiasis may result. A special type, onchocerciasis, or river blindness, leads to skin rash, eye disease, sometimes causing...
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filariasis

filariasis 1. A chronic disease due to one of the filaria species. 2. Any of various infections, often of the skin, eyes, and lymph nodes, caused by infestations of tissue with filariae.
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Filariasis

Filariasis is a disease common in tropical and subtropical countries caused by a parasite of the family Filariidea trasnmitted by mosquitos, which causes malnutrition and inflammation of the lymphatic vessels.
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filariasis

filariasis: see elephantiasis.
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Filariasis

Filariasis: See Lymphatic filariasis.
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Filariasis

It is an infestation with parasitic thread-like worms.
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Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis Tropical elephantiasis Elephantiasis Filarial elephantiasis is a tropical disease secondary to infection with the worms Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and B. timori. It is transmitted by mosquito, which deposits human blood infected with larvae into the new host. The larvae migrate in lymphatics where they grow into adults...
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filariasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: fil′ă-rī′ă-sis Definitions: 1. Presence of filariae in the tissues of the body or in blood (microfilaremia) or tissue fluids (microfilariasis), occurring in tropic and subtropic regions; living worms cause minimal tissue reaction, which may be asymptomatic, but death of the adult worms leads to g...
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