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Lymphatic Pathology in Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Children with Wuchereria bancrofti Infection in Children from Odisha, India and Its Reversal with DEC and Albendazole Treatment

Treatment with albendazole and either ivermectin or diethylcarbamazine citrate used in the Global Program for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis works on the basis of elimination of microfilaria that are infective to the…

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Maternal Infection Is a Risk Factor for Early Childhood Infection in Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis is the second leading cause of chronic disability worldwide. According to recent estimate around 120 million people have been infected with LF in 73 countries and more than 1.1 billion (20% of the world’s population) are at risk of…

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Increased Dose and Frequency of Albendazole with Standard Dose DEC for Treatment of Wuchereria bancrofti Microfilaremics in Odisha, India

The Global Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme (GPELF) had its inception in 1998 following agreements between the World Health Organization and the international pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Merck to donate supplies of…

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