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n. pl. fil·a·ri·a·ses (-sēz′)
Disease caused by infestation, especially of the lymphatic system, with filarial worms.


(ˌfɪləˈraɪəsɪs; fɪˌlɛərɪˈeɪsɪs)
(Pathology) a disease common in tropical and subtropical countries resulting from infestation of the lymphatic system with the nematode worms Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi, transmitted by mosquitoes: characterized by inflammation and obstruction of the lymphatic vessels. See also elephantiasis
[C19: from New Latin; see filaria]


(ˌfɪl əˈraɪ ə sɪs)

infestation with filarial worms in the blood, lymphatic tissue, etc.
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Noun1.filariasis - a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning


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immitis nematodes, is a zoonotic filarial infection transmitted through the bite of various mosquitoes.
This reflects the micro filarial infection rates are reducing showing the effectiveness of MDA program.
Loa loa, a type of filarial infection, produces a transient, migratory angioedema, often localized to the wrists and large joints (termed Calabar swelling).
Human CD117 (cKit) + innate lymphoid cells have a discrete transcriptional profile at homeostasis and are expanded during filarial infection.
Filarial lesions of the paratestis occur in the stages of early-established filarial infection.
Whereas, those with chronic filarial infection suffer severely from the disease but no longer transmit the infection.
Several studies have demonstrated that the presence of filaria specific IgG4, IgM and circulating filarial antigen is the marker of active filarial infection (7-11).
Considerable numbers of patients never go through tests for filarial infection because they are never included in epidemiological studies, nor do they present features typical of filariasis.
Haematological alterations in experimental Dictyocaululus filarial infection in sheep.
In the absence of M DA in the third year, the transmission reduction was sustained in MDA+VC villages, while in MDA alone villages a resurgence in filarial infection variables was noticed (21) (Fig.
The co-occurrence of filarial infection of the pleura and breast is uncommon, although cases of breast involvement have been reported.
It exterminates fleas and roundworms while preventing filarial infection.