[ măn′sə-nĕl-ī′ə-sĭs ]
Infection with a species of filarial worms of the genus Mansonella, transmitted by biting midges of the genus Culicoides; the adult worms live in the serous cavities, especially the peritoneal cavity, in mesenteric and perivisceral adipose tissue, and in the skin.
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