Clinical manifestations of bancroftian filariasis in a suburb of Calcutta, India

T. J. Dondero, N. C. Bhattacharya, H. R. Black, A. B. Chowdhury, D. J. Gubler, T. S. Inui, M. Mukerjee

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Abstract

Interviews and physical examinations for filarial disease were conducted in Howrah near Calcutta, West Bengal, India, in a study area where long term quantitative entomological studies have disclosed high intensity, year round exposure to Wuchereria bancrofti. Little elephantiasis or other serious filariasis related diseases were noted, while half the males over 20 years of age had genital lesions of various types. Ninety two percent of households had at least one resident with microfilaremia or presumptive clinical evidence of filarial disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-73
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Dondero, T. J., Bhattacharya, N. C., Black, H. R., Chowdhury, A. B., Gubler, D. J., Inui, T. S., & Mukerjee, M. (1976). Clinical manifestations of bancroftian filariasis in a suburb of Calcutta, India. Unknown Journal, 25(1), 64-73. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.1976.25.64