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Community diagnosis and management in Bancroftian filariasis

Community diagnosis and management in Bancroftian filariasis

Tropical Doctor 4(1): 3-5

The problems of diagnosing and treating Wuchereria bancrofti in an infected community are discussed with reference to the suitability of control of the vector and mass treatment of the population with diethylcarbamazine, and to the methods used to determine the prevalence of the disease in the population including techniques for counting microfilariae in blood samples.

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Accession: 000044414

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PMID: 4821282

DOI: 10.1177/004947557400400103

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