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Filariasis is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Nematode parasite transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Most disease caused by species of tissue-dwelling nematodes, agents of lymphatic filiariasis:
    • Wuchereria bancrofti (Asia, Africa, Latin America, Pacific islands)
    • Onchocerca volvulus (Africa >> Latin America, Middle East)
    • Brugia malayi (South-east Asia)
    • Brugia timori (Indonesia)
  • Transmitted by night- or day-biting mosquitoes (Anopheles, Culex).
  • Other less common species involved include Mansonella perstans, M. streptocerca, and M. ozzardi.
  • See Loa loa or Onchocerca volvulus modules for information on these filarial parasites.

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Last updated: May 29, 2016

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul G. "Filariasis." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540225/all/Filariasis.
Auwaerter PG. Filariasis. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540225/all/Filariasis. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G. (2016). Filariasis. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540225/all/Filariasis
Auwaerter PG. Filariasis [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540225/all/Filariasis.
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