Brugia


Brugia
n.
a genus of threadlike parasitic worms (see filaria). B. malayi infects humans throughout southeast Asia, causing filariasis and elephantiasis (especially of the feet and legs). B. pahangi, a parasite of wild cats and domestic animals, produces an allergic condition in humans, with coughing, breathing difficulty, and an increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood. Brugia undergoes part of its development in mosquitoes of the genera Anopheles and Mansonia, which transmit the parasite from host to host.

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  • Brugia — A genus of filarial worms transmitted by mosquitoes to humans, primates, felid carnivores, and a number of other mammals. B. malayi the Malayan filaria species, an important agent of human filariasis and elephantiasis in Southeast Asia and… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Brugia malayi — Taxobox name = Brugia malayi image width = 240px image caption = B. malayi , blood smear, Giemsa stain. regnum = Animalia phylum = Nematoda classis = Secernentea ordo = Spirurida familia = Filariidae genus = Brugia species = B. malayi binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Brugia malayi — Brugia malayi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brugia pahangi — Taxobox name = Brugia pahangi image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Nematoda classis = Secernentea ordo = Spirurida familia = Filariidae genus = Brugia species = B. pahangi binomial = Brugia pahangi Brugia pahangi is an important… …   Wikipedia


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