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Dreyer, G., Coutinho, A. and Albuquerque, R.

THE CLINICAL MANISFESTATION ON BANCROFTIAN FILARIASIS.

Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira , 35(5): 189-196, out-nov, 1989. (Portuguese)

SUMMARY

A review of clinical manifestations of bancroftian filariasis, based on th literature and in the autor’s experience, suggests a general classification in to six groups; 1 o ) Normal endemics; 2 o ) Individuals bearing microfilaremia; 3 o ) Acute manifestations; 4 o ) Chronic manifestations; 5 o ) Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia; 6 o ) Controversial forms. An overview on diagnostic procedures and the immunological relationship between host and parasite was made in each group. Final consideration about treatment was also considered.