Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis

@article{Taylor2010LymphaticFA,
  title={Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis},
  author={Mark J Taylor and A. Hoerauf and M. Bockarie},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={376},
  pages={1175-1185}
}
Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis are parasitic helminth diseases that constitute a serious public health issue in tropical regions. The filarial nematodes that cause these diseases are transmitted by blood-feeding insects and produce chronic and long-term infection through suppression of host immunity. Disease pathogenesis is linked to host inflammation invoked by the death of the parasite, causing hydrocoele, lymphoedema, and elephantiasis in lymphatic filariasis, and skin disease and… Expand
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