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fil·a·ri·a·sis

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

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filariasis

(ˌfɪləˈraɪəsɪs; fɪˌlɛərɪˈeɪsɪs)
n
(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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fil•a•ri•a•sis

(ˌfɪl əˈraɪ ə sɪs)

n.
infestation with filarial worms in the blood, lymphatic tissue, etc.
[1875–80]
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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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Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, filariases, dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and West Nile fevers represent significant medical and veterinary problems around the world and lead to major economic problems [61].
Removal of an affected lymph node without additional treatment is often considered sufficient treatment for zoonotic filariases. However, for the patient reported here, persistence of inguinal swelling prompted a repeat biopsy 4 months later; the specimen again demonstrated reactive follicular hyperplasia, although no parasites were seen.