Wuchereria bancrofti

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  • Wuchereria bancrofti
    • Characteristics
      • Type of nematode (roundworm) parasite
    • Transmission
      • Bite of mosquito
    • Presentation
      • Lymphatic filariasis
        • Painful lymphadenopathy
        • Lymphedema
          • Severe lymphedema is known as elephantiasis
    • Diagnosis
      • Circulating antigen tests
      • Worms in blood smear
    • Treatment
      • Diethylcarbamazine (DEC)