Clinical epidemiology of bancroftian filariasis: effect of age and gender.


A cross-sectional survey was used to determine the prevalence of disease (n = 6493) and microfilaraemia (n = 24,946) due to Wuchereria bancrofti in Pondicherry, south India. The total disease attributable to filariasis was significantly higher in males (13.67%) than females (2.26%), due to the occurrence of hydrocele in males. While the prevalence of… (More)


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