mansonelliasis

[ măn′sə-nĕl-īə-sĭs ]

n.

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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