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Dreyer G, Noroes J, Figueredo-Silva J, Piessens WF.

PATHOGENESIS OF LYMPHATIC DISEASE IN BANCROFTIAN FILARIASIS: A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE.

Parasitol Today. 2000 Dec;16(12):544-8.

ABSTRACT

The pathogenesis of lymphatic filariasis has been a matter of debate for many decades. Here, Gerusa Dreyer and colleagues propose a dynamic model of bancroftian filariasis, integrating clinical, parasitological, surgical, therapeutic, ultrasonographic and histopathological data. This model has profound implications for filariasis control programs and the management of the individual patient.