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Transfusion-Transmitted Filariasis (Microfilaria)

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

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ICD-10:

Description:

Several species of filaria (Wuchereria bancrofti, Loa loa, Brugia malayi, Mansonella species) can be transmitted by blood transfusion. However, the recipient of an infected blood product usually has only a transient and self-limited reaction.

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