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Title: An atypical microfilaria in blood samples from inhabitants of Brazilian Amazon
Authors: Adami, Y. L.
Moraes, M. A. P.
Lanfredi, R. M.
Maia-Herzog, Marilza
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Simulídeos, Referência Nacional em Simulídeos, Oncocercose e Mansonelose. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Hospital Universitário de Brasília. Centro de Anatomia Patológica. Brasília, DF, Brasil
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho,. Laboratório de Biologia de Helmintos Otto Wucherer. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Simulídeos, Referência Nacional em Simulídeos, Oncocercose e Mansonelose. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil
Abstract: An unidentified microfilaria sharing characteristics with Mansonella ozzardi and Onchocerca volvulus was detected in blood samples from seven human volunteers, inhabitants of a community in the border of Amazonas and Acre State. They were detected during epidemiological studies carried out in some communities along Antimary, Acre, and Purus Rivers in the Brazilian Amazon. The most striking difference was presented in the shape of the cephalic space from this microfilaria which was different from those of M. ozzardi and with similarities to O. volvulus in this region, but no remarkable differences were observed at the caudal region. More accurate studies are being carried out in order to provide additional data and supporting evidences before establishment of a new species can be done.
Keywords: microfilaria
Brazilian Amazon
Mansonella ozzardi
Onchocerca volvulus
keywords: Microfilárias
Amazônia Brasileira
Mansonella
Onchocerca volvulus
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Citation: ADAMI, Yara L. et al. An atypical microfilaria in blood samples from inhabitants of Brazilian Amazon. Parasitol Res, v.104, p.95-99, 2008.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-008-1164-4
ISSN: 0932-0113
Copyright: restricted access
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