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Relationship between microfilarial density and the age of onchocerciasis patients in hyperendemic villages in Liberia. Preliminary communication



Relationship between microfilarial density and the age of onchocerciasis patients in hyperendemic villages in Liberia. Preliminary communication



Tropenmedizin, Parasitologie: Trypanosomiasis, Malaria, Bilharziose, Onchozerkose, importierte Virusinfektionen, Lepra, Intermediate Technology, Zeken und durch sie ubertragene Krankheiten, Immundiagnostik Gemeinsame Tagung, 22-23 April 1983, Garmisch Partenkirchen Medizin in Entwicklungslandern Band 16: 213-216



Work on the prevalence of onchocerciasis in 7 villages from 3 hyperendemic foci in Liberia has shown that the average microfilarial density of the age group 30 to 50 years is a good criterion of infection intensity levels; differences between men and women must be taken into consideration.

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