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Diagnosis and immunomonitoring in management of lymphatic filariasis in an endemic area


, : Diagnosis and immunomonitoring in management of lymphatic filariasis in an endemic area. Journal of Parasitic Diseases 20(1): 35-40

A stick ELISA was used to monitor 27 microfilaraemic patients in an endemic area of Bancroftian filariasis in Maharashtra State, India, for a 10-year period following treatment with diethylcarbamazine for 14 days (75 mg/kg overall) followed by single doses of 6 mg/kg on days 360, 540 and at the end of years 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. This treatment resulted in the disappearance of microfilariae in all except 2 cases.

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