Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Haitian immigrants and the risk of re-emergence of lymphatic filariasis in the Brazilian Amazon

CONCLUSIONS: The re-emergence of LF in Manaus is unlikely, due to its low prevalence and low density of microfilaremia among the assessed Haitian immigrants.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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AbstractBrugian filariasis is reported in dogs in Kerala, India. Antibody detection kits are not available worldwide, for detection of Brugian filariasis in dogs. A study was carried out to develop Indirect plate ELISA using excretory secretory antigen isolated from canine brugian microfilariae and compare the sensitivity and specificity with that of blood smear examination. Identification of microfilariae was done by acid phosphatase staining using Naphthol AS-TR method and Polymerase Chain Reaction forHha 1 repeat sequence. The microfilariae were identified asBrugia malayi. Isolation of brugian microfilariae from canine ...
Source: Journal of Parasitic Diseases - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
The diagnosis of filariasis traditionally relies on the detection of circulating microfilariae (mf) using Giemsa-stained thick blood smears. This approach has several limitations. We developed a semi-automated...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Abstract Filariasis is a parasitic infection seen predominantly in tropical and subtropical countries including India. In clinically suspected cases, examining a thick wet mount smear or a buffy coat film is most informative. In unsuspected cases, however, eosinophilia in a peripheral blood smear (PBS) may be the sole indicator of parasitaemia. A few cases of tissue microfilaria with the absence of peripheral blood eosinophilia (PBE) have been reported. Here, we report two cases of microfilaria in PBS in the absence of PBE. A routine screening of the tail end of all PBS at low power magnification is also advised a...
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research
This study investigated M. ozzardi parasitemias in blood donors from decentralized centers of "Fundação Hematologia e Hemoterapia do Estado do Amazonas/HEMOAM," Northern Brazil. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional investigation employing blood smear microscopy (n = 356) and qualitative nested-M. ozzardi-PCR (227 out of 356) in donor candidates from 19 hemocenters in interior/rural municipalities of Amazonas state. FINDINGS: Participants were mostly young males. Positivity by microscopy was 7.9% (28 out of 356) and 23.8% by M. ozzardi-PCR (54 out of 227). Parasitaemias were found in 1...
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
by Benjamin F. R. Dickson, Patricia M. Graves, Ni Ni Aye, Thet Wai Nwe, Tint Wai, San San Win, Myint Shwe, Janet Douglass, Richard S. Bradbury, William J. McBride Lymphatic filariasis is widely endemic in Myanmar. Despite the establishment of an elimination program in 2000, knowledge of the remaining burden of disease relies predominantly on programmatic information. To assist the program, we conducted an independent cross-sectional household cluster survey to determine the prevalence of filariasis infection, morbidity and mass-drug administration coverage in four townships of the Mandalay Region: Amarapura, Patheingyi, T...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This report alerts veterinarians to the presence ofA.reconditum in the region of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and highlights the importance of performing the differentiation of microfilaria species. In addition, it demonstrates the importance of fine needle aspiration cytology as a diagnostic tool.
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ConclusionIn areas where onchocerciasis and loiasis are co-endemic, CDTI reduces the number of, and microfilaraemia inL.loa-infected individuals, and this, in turn, will help to prevent non-neurological and neurological complications post-ivermectin treatment among CDTI adherents.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
We present two cases of filariasis presenting with renal symptoms warranting kidney biopsy. Histopathology of both revealed microfilaria in the glomerular capillary loop. First case was a 23-year-old male who presented with complaints of passage of milky urine. Second case was a 36-year-old female patient who presented with complaints of gross hematuria.
Source: Journal of Infection and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: FNAB is an easily available technique for palpable lesions of epididymis, and it helps in making an early, near definitive diagnosis of epididymal lesions. It also helps to avoid unnecessary surgical interventions and helps in timely management.
Source: CytoJournal - Category: Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
We report a 74-year-old male patient, non smoker who was admitted to our hospital with breathlessness and chest discomfort of two weeks duration. He had, eosinophilia and deranged renal function. X-ray chest revealed massive left sided pleural effusion. Pleural fluid analysis revealed atypical cells and pleural fluid cytology showed microfilaria (Wuchereria bancrofti), which were also found on peripheral smear. PMID: 28598065 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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