W. E. LEEDE; ALLEN I. JOSEY
Filariasis has long been characterized by the physical findings of elephantiasis, lymphadenitis, marked physical deformity, and by the demonstration of microfilariae on blood smear. These features are indicative of a "late stage" of filariasis. The military necessity for occupation of filarial endemic areas has afforded an opportunity to study the "early stages" of filariasis. The syndrome of early filariasis has been outlined by Wartman and King,1 and by various medical officers who have recently returned from the area in which filariasis is endemic. Since September of 1943, we have had an opportunity to study the "early stages" of filariasis. All
LEEDE WE, JOSEY AI. THE EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF FILARIASIS AND CERTAIN SUGGESTIONS RELATIVE TO CAUSE OF SYMPTOMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:816–822. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-5-816
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(5):816-822.
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