1921
Volume 15, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

“Medusa-head” agglutination phenomenon was for the first time observed, reproduced and recorded in citrated blood of a case of which exhibited a low microfilaremia. These microfilariae were oriented tail in and head out to the configuration. Within the clump the posterior end of each microfilaria was bent sharply toward the anterior and against the body of the parasite.

No definite conclusions could be drawn from these observations but the posterior bending and attachment at this site suggest either a specific physical-chemical attraction or a possible antigen-antibody reaction of this portion of the microfilaria to the attached fibrin mat, to the exclusion of other areas of the organism.

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