Filariasis is a disease group affecting humans and animals that is caused by nematode parasites of the order Filariidae, commonly called filariae. The vector for Lymphatic filariasis is mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, Anopheles, Culex or Mansonia. Occult filariasis denotes filarial infection in which microfilariae are not observed in the blood but may be found in other body fluids and/or tissues. Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is a form of occult filariasis. Oral diethyl carbamazine citrate 100 mg thrice daily for 3 weeks for adults is the treatment of choice.


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