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n. pl. mi·cro·fi·lar·i·ae (-ē-ē′)
The minute larval form of a filarial worm.

mi′cro·fi·lar′i·al adj.


n, pl -iae (-ɪˌiː)
(Zoology) zoology the early larval stage of certain parasitic nematodes (filariae), found in the blood of infected individuals


(ˌmaɪ kroʊ fɪˈlɛər i ə)

n., pl. -lar•i•ae (-ˈlɛər iˌi)
the embryonic larva of the nematode parasite Filaria or of related genera, esp. of those species that cause heartworm in dogs and elephantiasis in humans.
[1875–80; < New Latin; see micro-, filaria]
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Females can grow up to 60 centimeters and produce up to 1,000 offspring a day, known as microfilaria. These spread to the eye via the lymph channels in the skin.
(12,13) In 1977, 117 psittacine birds imported into the United Kingdom were examined for blood parasites, finding Haemoproteus species, microfilaria, Aegyptianella species, and Trypanosoma species.
Modified Knott method was used for detection of microfilaria of Dipetalonema evansi (Karimi et al., 2015).
Adult worms pump out babies (microfilaria) at an alarming rate, which are ultimately re-spread by blackfly bites.
In the present report, diagnosis of microfilaria was done by wet blood film examination and confirmed by modified Knott's method.
"We will still be continuing selective treatment among individuals in areas that are found to be positive for microfilaria during the regular monitoring and surveillance," he added.
His blood lipid parameters and serum cortisol were normal, without microfilaria.{Figure 1}
immitis in a novel area: (i) the presence of competent mosquito vectors, which is the case in Austria, and (ii) a certain number of positive dogs shedding microfilaria. The second precondition seems to limit the distribution of D.
Currently, the estimated 68 million people infected, among them, 36 million are microfilaria carriers and 40 million are symptomatic (1).
adults cause dilatation of lymphatic channels and microfilaria cause pulmonary eosinophilia nodular, granulomatous lesions, among other pathologies (Mak 2012).
Doxycycline as a novel strategy against bancroftian filariasis-depletion of Wolbachia endosymbionts from Wuchereria bancrofti and stop of microfilaria production.