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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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Doxycycline as a novel strategy against bancroftian filariasis-depletion of Wolbachia endosymbionts from Wuchereria bancrofti and stop of microfilaria production.
Microfilaria in a patient infected with Mansonella perstans nematodes, Italy.
Mature adult heartworms then begin producing microfilaria that, in the dog, are commonly found circulating in the bloodstream, where they can be ingested by a mosquito during a blood meal, thereby making that mosquito a vector for transmission of heartworms to other animals.
After albendazole treatment, the patient gained two kg and microfilaria could no longer be detected in the blood smear.
A Oncocercose, tambem conhecida como cegueira dos rios e ocasionada pela microfilaria Onchocerca volvulus Leuckart, 1893 (REY, 1991).
Co-infections with both filarial worms could complicate treatment for loiasis in patients with excessive microfilarial levels (> 30,000 microfilaria /mL); contraindicate treatment with ivermectin.
11] On the basis of microfilaria surveys and the line listing of lymphoedema cases, Madhya Pradesh had identified 11 districts, and accordingly, they has been included for observing MDA since 2004.
repens reported in the literature where the blood was positive to microfilaria [14].
It binds selectively with high affinity to glutamate-gated chloride ion channels in invertebrate muscle and nerve cells of the microfilaria causing an increase in the permeability of the cell membrane to chloride ions resulting in hyperpolarization of the cell, leading to paralysis and death of the parasite.
Though, other clinical manifestations due to filarial infection such as acute attacks of filarial fever and chronic manifestations of limb lymphoedema/elephantiasis are known to be influenced by the anatomic location of adult filarial worms, presence or absence of microfilaria (mf), immune responses and secondary bacterial infections (2), but contribution of W.
In 2000, WHO called for the elimination of LF by 2020, based on a strategy of annual MDA with drugs that clear microfilaria, the circulating stage of the parasite in humans (3).