Of the exotic tropical diseases with which our military forces have come into contact, filariasis was one of those most unfamiliar to a majority of the physicians of this country. To many of us it chiefly called to mind the grotesque deformities seen in victims of severe infection of long standing, which we had passed by with the feeling that this, at least, was something about which we need have no personal concern. With the employment of troops in the Pacific Islands in which the infection is endemic and almost universal, infections inevitably occurred, and the recognition and management of
FILARIASIS. Ann Intern Med. ;23:1018–1022. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-6-1018
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