PMID: 44101Dec 1, 1979

Tanzania filariasis project. Survey methodology and clinical manifestations of bancroftian filariasis

Acta Tropica
P WegesaJ P Vaughan

Abstract

In a Bancroftian filariasis survey on the coast of Tanzania microfilaria rates rose with age reaching 53% in the 60-69 year group followed by a slight fall above this age. The most important clinical manifestations were hydrocoele, funiculitis and elephantiasis, with hydrocoele presenting the most serious public health problem. Hydrocoele rates increased with age reaching 90% above the age of 70. The highest proportion of large hydrocoeles were also in the older age groups. A satisfactory methodology was established for the planning of future surveys leading to control.

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