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Titolo:
LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS ON THE COAST OF GHANA
Autore:
DUNYO SK; APPAWU M; NKRUMAH FK; BAFFOEWILMOT A; PEDERSEN EM; SIMONSEN PE;
Indirizzi:
DANISH BILHARZIASIS LAB,JAEGERSBORG ALLE 1 D DK-2920 CHARLOTTENLUND DENMARK DANISH BILHARZIASIS LAB DK-2920 CHARLOTTENLUND DENMARK UNIV GHANA,NOGUCHI MEM INST MED RES LEGON GHANA MINIST HLTH ACCRA GHANA
Titolo Testata:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
fascicolo: 6, volume: 90, anno: 1996,
pagine: 634 - 638
SICI:
0035-9203(1996)90:6<634:LFOTCO>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BANCROFTIAN FILARIASIS; WUCHERERIA-BANCROFTI; TRANSMISSION; SUSCEPTIBILITY; STRATEGIES; INFECTION; DISTRICT;
Keywords:
FILARIASIS; WUCHERERIA BANCROFTI; PREVALENCE; HYDROCELE; ELEPHANTIASIS; VECTORS; ANOPHELES GAMBIAE S L; ANOPHELES FUNESTUS; GHANA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
26
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Citazione:
S.K. Dunyo et al., "LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS ON THE COAST OF GHANA", Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90(6), 1996, pp. 634-638

Abstract

Parasitological, clinical and entomological surveys for lymphatic filariasis were carried out in 6 villages and 3 towns on the coast of Ghana. Few or no filarial infections were observed in the towns or in thevillages east of Accra. However, Wuchereria bancrofti microfilaraemiawas common in the 4 western villages, with overall prevalences of 9.2%-25.4% and overall microfilariae (mf) geometric mean intensities of 321-1172 mf/mL of blood. In the same villages, hydrocele affected 8.5%-27.9% of adult males (aged greater than or equal to 20 years), and 5.6%-6.6% of adult individuals had elephantiasis (mainly of the legs). Ingeneral, the patterns of filarial infection and disease in the endemic villages resembled those observed in endemic villages in the coastalpart of East Africa, with the exception that in the Ghanaian focus more females than males were affected by elephantiasis. Entomological surveys revealed that Anopheles gambiae s.l. and A. funestus were vectors of filariasis in the endemic villages. Only negligible prevalences of microfilaraemia were observed in town communities located close to highly endemic villages. Control of filariasis in this area is difficult with presently available measures, and new control tools, especiallydevelopment of new drug regimens for mass treatment, are greatly needed.

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