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Chapter 144 : Filarial Nematodes*

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This chapter reviews the different filarial parasites that cause human infection and describes the epidemiology, clinical features, and complications of the diseases caused by the individual species as well as their treatment. Updated information is provided on current diagnostic tools used as well as tests that provide greater sensitivity, which might be used in the near future.

Citation: Chatterjee S, Nutman T. 2015. Filarial Nematodes*, p 2461-2470. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch144
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Common microfilariae found in humans. Organisms are stained with hematoxylin. Magnification, ×325. (A) ; (B) ; (C) ; (D) ; (E) ; (F) . doi:10.1128/9781555817381.ch144.f1

Citation: Chatterjee S, Nutman T. 2015. Filarial Nematodes*, p 2461-2470. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch144
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Diagrammatic representation of the anterior and posterior extremities of the common microfilariae found in humans. (a) ; (b) ; (c) ; (d) ; (e) ; (f) ; (g) . doi:10.1128/9781555817381.ch144.f2

Citation: Chatterjee S, Nutman T. 2015. Filarial Nematodes*, p 2461-2470. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch144
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Filarial parasites of humans

Citation: Chatterjee S, Nutman T. 2015. Filarial Nematodes*, p 2461-2470. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch144

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