1921
Volume 14, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
USD

Abstract

Summary

Seventeen new and four reclassified cases of zoonotic filariasis in the United States are reported, and eighteen previously reported cases are reviewed. Worms recovered from the 39 infected persons were of six morphological types: In 11 cases, worms morphologically indistinguishable from were found in the heart (2 cases) or in infarct-like lesions of the lungs; in 24, worms of the morphological type referred to as were in subcutaneous nodules or swellings; and of a different type was found in one case, -like in one, and -like in two.

All of the infected persons were adult, 31 (80%) were female, and 32 or more acquired the infection in the South, mostly in Florida. The worms in all cases were sexually mature but unmated; more than two-thirds had died in the tissues. In most cases the symptoms or signs of infection were of short duration, with onset apparently coinciding with the worm's loss of vitality.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1965.14.1010
1965-11-01
2017-09-23
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1965.14.1010
Loading

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error