Depending on the area which the worms affect, filariasis is classified as-
- Lymphatic filariasis (Elephantiasis) – which affects the lymphatic system, including the lymph nodes.
- Subcutaneous filariasis- which affects the subcutaneous layer of the skin.
- Serous cavity filariasis- which affects the serous cavity of the abdomen.
Filariasis is usually diagnosed by direct demonstration of the parasite in the nocturnal blood sample or skin specimen.
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Susceptibility status of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) populations to the chemical insecticide temephos in Pernambuco, Brazil. - Published by PubMed
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