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Brugia malayi


Definition: the Malayan filaria species, an important agent of human filariasis and elephantiasis in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, transmitted to humans by species of Mansonia and Anopheles mosquitoes; adult parasites cause lymphangitis and lymphadenitis, but with less involvement of the genital region and lower limbs, and a relatively greater incidence of disease in the upper limbs than with Wuchereria bancrofti infection. Formerly called Wuchereriamalayi.

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