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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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Endemic to a large region of the western and central African rainforests, the Loa loa microfilariae are passed to humans primarily from bites by flies from two species of the genus Chrysops, C.
Unexpectedly, many microfilariae were observed in the lung by histologic examination, although no adult worms were detected within the body.
The microfilariae can migrate to the eye and die, releasing toxins and causing inflammation.
microfilariae in blood circulation of host where they are available to haematophagus insects which operate as intermediate hosts and active vectors for parasites (Anderson, 2000; Constable et al., 2017).
These worms live for about 10 years producing millions of immature microfilariae that circulate in the blood, the DOH said.
Each study met its respective primary endpoints, showing a statistically significant superiority of moxidectin over the current standard of care, ivermectin, in suppressing the presence of the microfilariae in skin.
The disease manifests as severe itching, disfiguring skin conditions and visual impairment, including permanent blindness, caused by the worm's larvae (microfilariae).
Kocisova et al., "Dirofilaria repens microfilariae in Aedes vexans mosquitoes in Slovakia," Parasitology Research, vol.
Anti-filarial chemotherapy is associated with systemic adverse reaction, due to release of microfilariae and Wolbachia bacteria into the blood.
The adult filarioids are frequently located in the peritoneal cavity of the hosts and microfilariae invade the blood stream.
Ultrasonography of the neck revealed a single enlarged lymph node in the left level 2 region, and fine-needle aspiration cytology showed microfilariae with surrounding inflammatory infiltrate.