A case of exposure to Bancroftian filariasis in a traveller to Thailand

Shaw, Marc T.M., and Leggat, Peter A. (2006) A case of exposure to Bancroftian filariasis in a traveller to Thailand. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 4 (5). pp. 290-293.

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Abstract

A New Zealander travelling recreationally to Asia became exposed to Bancroftian filariasis. The traveller had presented incidentally with gastrointestinal illness. In addition to diarrhoea, the traveller's symptoms were non-specific and there was no eosinophilia, lymphoedema, lymphangitis, lymphadenitis, or pain. The immunochromatographic test for Wuchereria bancrofti was positive indicating that there was or had been an adult filarial worm. The illness resolved completely following treatment with ivermectin.

Item ID: 3924
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-0442
Keywords: travel medicine; traveller; filariasis; New Zealand
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 01:24
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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