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FILARIASIS: Filarial Nematode Roundworm Infections
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FILARIASIS: Filarial Nematode Roundworm Infections

Eight known filarial nematodes (roundworms) use humans as their definitive hosts. These are divided into three groups according to the niche within the body they occupy:

  • Lymphatic filariasis is caused by the worms Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori. These worms occupy the lymphatic system, including the lymph nodes; in chronic cases, these worms lead to the disease elephantiasis.
  • Subcutaneous filariasis is caused by Loa loa (the eye worm), Mansonella streptocerca, and Onchocerca volvulus. These worms occupy the subcutaneous layer of the skin, in the fat layer. L. loa causes Loa loa filariasis, while O. volvulus causes river blindness.
  • Serous cavity filariasis is caused by the worms Mansonella perstans and Mansonella ozzardi, which occupy the serous cavity of the abdomen.

Life Cycle, Symptoms, & Treatment

Filariasis Drug Treatment Protocol (Albendazole, Ivermectin, & Doxycycline):

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