Effects of a single complete nodulectomy on nodule burden and microfilarial density two years later.

@article{Albiez1985EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a single complete nodulectomy on nodule burden and microfilarial density two years later.},
  author={E. J. Albiez},
  journal={Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit},
  year={1985},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={17-20}
}
  • E. J. Albiez
  • Published 1985 in
    Tropical medicine and parasitology : official…
In hyperendemic onchocerciasis areas of the Liberian rain-forest it was possible to re-examine 210 microfilaria carriers two years after a first examination. At the first examination of these patients 143 had presented with palpable nodules, and 110 nodule carriers had been completely nodulectomized. Two-thirds of the operated patients had an average of one newly detected nodule two years later, and their microfilarial densities were slightly increased. In the remaining third of the operated… CONTINUE READING

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