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North American brugian filariasis: report of nine infections of humans.

Abstract:

Nine people living in Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, or California acquired autochthonous brugian filariasis. Each patient had an enlarged lymph node containing a single worm or, in one patient, a pair of worms. Most worms were in lymphatic vessels within the node, but two worms were in the substance of the node. Ten worms were studied, seven female and three male. Female worms contained paired uteri that occupied most of the body cavity of the worm, and male worms contained a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Alpert, LI More by this author
Friedman, R More by this author
Schraft, WC More by this author
Connor, DH More by this author
Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
35
Issue:
6
Pages:
1205-1209
Publication date:
1986-11-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:6b9d431c-6487-4965-bf35-ef421618e6cc
Source identifiers:
81535
Local pid:
pubs:81535

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