Longevity of microfilariae following removal of the adult worms.

  • Markus Eberhard
  • Published 1986 in
    Tropical medicine and parasitology : official…


The present study was undertaken to determine the longevity of a population of microfilariae in a natural host following the removal of the adult worms without drug intervention. Four squirrel monkeys previously infected with Dipetalonema gracile were allowed to develop stable microfilaremias. All adult worms were then removed surgically from the peritoneal… (More)


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@article{Eberhard1986LongevityOM, title={Longevity of microfilariae following removal of the adult worms.}, author={Markus Eberhard}, journal={Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit}, year={1986}, volume={37 4}, pages={361-3} }