Clinical manifestations of bancroftian filariasis in relation to microfilaraemia and diethylcarbamazine therapy.

Abstract

We studied the clinical manifestations of Bancroftian filariasis in relation to microfilaraemia and diethylcarbamazine (DEC) therapy in three groups of individuals in Pondicherry. In 3170 persons examined in a door-to-door survey (Group I), the prevalence of disease was found to be independent of microfilaria (mf) status (the disease rate was 13.4% in mf… (More)