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EDEMA RESULTING FROM EXPERIMENTAL FILARIASIS

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  • DS Folse
  • A Ewert

Abstract

Domestic cats and patas monkeys were infected with Brugia malayi so that the worms localized in the regional lymphatics of the hind legs. Reaction to the filarial parasites resulted in visible local edema in cats and disruption of normal lymph flow in the monkeys. Edematous tissue was examined grossly and by light and electron microscopy. Lymph flow patterns were examined by direct observation following injection of lymph staining dye and reflection of the skin, by X-ray following injection of radio-opaque contrast media, and by lymphscintigraphy after subcutaneous injection of radioisotopes. Clinical edema occurred in cats but not in monkeys. However, disruption of normal lymph flow in monkeys infected with Brugia could be demonstrated by lymphscintigraphy.

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Folse, D. & Ewert, A., (1988) “EDEMA RESULTING FROM EXPERIMENTAL FILARIASIS”, Lymphology 21(4), 244-247.

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06 Jul 1988
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