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Dreyer, G. and Béliz, F.

IDENTIFICATION OF MICROFILARIAE IN URINE BY CONCENTRATION TECHNIQUE.

Revista Brasileira de Patologia Clínica , 24(4): 120-121, 1988. (Portuguese)

SUMMARY

The authors tested Knott’s concentration technique for identification of microfilariae in urine of individuals bearing Wuchereria bancrofti microfilaremia. There was good morphological parasite identification and also no limitation in the urinary volume to be examined. The results and inexpensive assay gave the possibilities to use it as a routine in the investigation protocol of the specialized Filariasis Ambulatory of Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães.

Key words: Microfilaruria, Bancroftian filariasis.