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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.


(Zoology) relating to, or emanating from, microfilariae
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Microfilarial density was measured by examination of Giemsa-stained thick blood smears prepared from 100 [micro]L of blood.
Impression smear revealed microfilaria, whereas scrapings revealed some microfilarial stages of Stephanofilaria.
It's also the standard treatment for infection by a microfilarial worm that can cause elephantiasis, a grotesque swelling of the lower limbs.
The biting cycle of Culex pipiens fatigans on man in Rangoon, Burma, and the microfilarial periodicity.
In our view careful screening of cytological smears should be done for detection of coexistent microfilarial infestation with benign or malignant conditions so as to reduce parasitic burden and to provide accurate treatment.
Loa loa is transmitted by Chrysops species horse flies and causes loiasis with high microfilarial burdens, angioedematous or Calabar swellings as worms migrate subcutaneously, and adult worms traversing the eyes in 3 to 13 million people in confined areas of sub-Saharan Africa (Figure 1).
Most importantly anti-microfilarial immunity in human lymphatic filariasis though believed to operate through antibodies to the microfilarial sheath, the presence of anti-sheath antibodies in hydrocele fluid has not yet been studied.
Fine needle aspiration cytology from right axilla, left groin and right supraclavicular lymph nodes suggested eosinophilia with microfilarial infestation.
While ivermectin mainly affects the late stages of microfilarial development, albendazole has a transient effect on early embryogenesis.
6] diagnosed Wucheria bancrofti microfilarial pleural effusion in a case of tropical pulmonary eosionophilia, in which peripheral blood was negative for microfilaria on three occasions.
Efficacy of ivermectin against Onchocerca cervicalis microfilarial dermatitis in horses.