Cell adherence to microfilariae of Onchocerca volvulus: a comparative study.

The conditions were examined for in vitro antibody-mediated adherence of granulocytes to microfilariae of Onchocera volvulus and Dirofilaria immitis. Reactivity in human sera from patients in endemic foci in Sudan was specific for O. volvulus and no reactions were observed with heterologous Onchocerca species or with Mansonella perstans. Microfilariae from… CONTINUE READING