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A survey of Bancroftian Filariasis by Detecting Microfilaria and Circulating Antigenamia in Biase Cross River State.
Global Journal Of Medical Research (2012)
  • Ifeyinwa M Okafor, Dr.
Abstract
The estimation of filariasis prevalence in Biase Local Government has previously relied upon clinical evaluation and examination of night blood smears. However, night blood smears examination fail to detect the infection in individuals having low parasitaemia and cryptic filarial infection. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence of filarialsis in nine wards of Biase local government by immunochromatographic test (ICT). Methods : Clinical examination was performed according to WHO criteria to classify filarial disease. Night blood smears collected between 21.00 to 00.00h were examined to detect microfilaria (MF). For estimation of circulating filarial antigen (CFA) by Binax Now filarialsis, 2ml of blood was collected from each individual by venepuncture at any time of the day. Results : A total of 425 participants made up of 260 males and 165 females were examined randomly from the community with particular emphasis on those with suspected cases of infection such as elephantiasis of the leg.
Keywords
  • Circulating filarial antigen-flariasis-biase-microflariaemia
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Ifeyinwa M Okafor. "A survey of Bancroftian Filariasis by Detecting Microfilaria and Circulating Antigenamia in Biase Cross River State." Global Journal Of Medical Research Vol. XII Iss. I (2012)
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