Filariasis



[fil-uh-rahy-uh-sis] /ˌfɪl əˈraɪ ə sɪs/

noun
1.
infection by filarial worms in the blood and lymph channels, lymph glands, and other tissues, the various species causing skin swellings, blindness, or elephantiasis if untreated.
/ˌfɪləˈraɪəsɪs; fɪˌlɛərɪˈeɪsɪs/
noun
1.
a disease common in tropical and subtropical countries resulting from infestation of the lymphatic system with the nematode worms Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi, transmitted by mosquitoes: characterized by inflammation and obstruction of the lymphatic vessels See also elephantiasis

filariasis fil·a·ri·a·sis (fĭl’ə-rī’ə-sĭs)
n.
Disease caused by the presence of filariae in the tissues of the body, often resulting in occlusion of the lymphatic channels that can lead to elephantiasis.
filariasis
(fĭl’ə-rī’ə-sĭs)
Any of various infections, often of the skin, eyes, and lymph nodes, caused by infestation of tissue with filariae.

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