Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



In this third of a series of studies on experimental dirofilariasis in primate hosts, 3 , 6 , and 2 were inoculated with infective larvae of , a parasite of the raccoon, and were killed at periods ranging from 2 weeks to 13 months of infection. One and one were treated daily with prednisolone beginning 2 months after inoculation; worms were recovered from these and 5 other monkeys (7 of 11). Microfilaremia was detected during the 28th week of infection in a monkey under prednisolone treatment. Microfilaremia was found to be aperiodic in that monkey and in a raccoon. Eosinophilia and antibodies to the microfilaria reached appreciable levels in three monkeys harboring gravid worms. Development of in appeared to be comparable to that observed in man.


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  • Accepted : 17 Jul 1975

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