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Disease Filariasis

Name Filariasis
Synonyms Elaeophoriases | Elaeophoriasis | Filariases | Filarioidea Infection | Filarioidea Infections | Infection, Filarioidea | Infections, Filarioidea
Definition Infections with nematodes of the superfamily FILARIOIDEA. The presence of living worms in the body is mainly asymptomatic but the death of adult worms leads to granulomatous inflammation and permanent fibrosis. Organisms of the genus Elaeophora infect wild elk and domestic sheep causing ischemic necrosis of the brain, blindness, and dermatosis of the face.
Categories Parasitic disease
MeSH® ID D005368
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DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Helminthiasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Nematode Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Secernentea Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Spirurida Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Filariasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Filariasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Acanthocheilonemiasis
  Dipetalonema Infections
  Dirofilariasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Elephantiasis, Filarial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Loiasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Mansonelliasis
View node Onchocerciasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Setariasis