Sex differentials in susceptibility to lymphatic filariasis and implications for maternal child immunity.

  • L Brabin
  • Published 1990 in Epidemiology and infection
This paper reviews epidemiological data to see if there are sex differentials in prevalence, density and clinical pathology due to lymphatic filariasis. Of 53 studies from Africa, South East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and The Americas, 43 showed a lower mean prevalence of infection in females than in males. Prevalence is consistently lower in women of… (More)