Endemic filariasis on a Pacific island. I. Clinical, epidemiologic, and parasitologic aspects.

@article{Weller1982EndemicFO,
  title={Endemic filariasis on a Pacific island. I. Clinical, epidemiologic, and parasitologic aspects.},
  author={Peter F. Weller and Eric A. Ottesen and Larry Heck and T Tere and Franklin A. Neva},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1982},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={942-52}
}
The clinical and parasitologic aspects of filariasis were investigated in 459 inhabitants of a South Pacific island endemic for subperiodic Wuchereria bancrofti filariasis. Episodes of filarial fevers, usually with concomitant lymphangitis and/or lymphadenitis, were experienced by 26%. Lymphobstructive lesions, manifest in the later decades of life, were present in 12 with elephantiasis and 24 with hydroceles. Microfilaremia was detectable by membrane filtration of 1 ml of blood in 33% of… CONTINUE READING
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