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

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(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]
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(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
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Multivariate regression analysis applied to all 370 patients showed that having filarial infection increased the odds of having SMM by 6.49 and the existence of [less than or equal to] 1 hemoglobinopathies increased the odds by 3.93.
Ruckerl et al., "Myeloid cell recruitment versus local proliferation differentiates susceptibility from resistance to filarial infection," Elife, vol.
In addition to a filarial infection caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, the most common etiology of secondary penoscrotal lymphedema, several conditions are known to be causative.
This reflects the micro filarial infection rates are reducing showing the effectiveness of MDA program.
Classified as an imported relapsing case for his onset of malaria, the filarial infection of the case presented here is also likely to be acquired before his relocation to Singapore since the patient had only stayed here for around 8 months before this laboratory finding, none of his roommates displayed symptoms, and vector controls were regularly carried out in the vicinity where he stayed.
Loa loa, a type of filarial infection, produces a transient, migratory angioedema, often localized to the wrists and large joints (termed Calabar swelling).
Filarial lesions of the paratestis occur in the stages of early-established filarial infection. Secondary to the death of the worm, a filarial granuloma is said to form consisting of surrounding blood vessels and the perilymphatic tissue that contain an abundance of eosinophilic cells.
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.
Sharma, (1990).Haematological alterations in experimental Dictyocaululus filarial infection in sheep.Riv.
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.