PMID: 3313738Jun 1, 1987Paper

Filariasis in Tak Province, northwest Thailand: the presence of subperiodic variant Wuchereria bancrofti

The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
C KhamboonruangP Keha

Abstract

The microfilariae found in carriers at Tak Province, Northwestern Thailand were morphologically and morphometrically studied. It was found that the parasites conformed to that of W. bancrofti microfilaria. The microfilarial periodicity as determined from four carriers was found to be nocturnally (early evening) subperiodic type showing a distinct peak at 1800 hours.

Related Concepts

Circadian Rhythms
Filarial Elephantiases
Filariasis
Microfilaria
Genus Wuchereria
Filaria bancrofti

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