The Korean and Indonesian variant of nocturnally periodic form of Brugia malay! (Nematoda:Filarioidea) the causative agent of filariasis.

FA Sudjadi FA Sudjadi(1*)

(*) Corresponding Author


Backgound: The nocturnally periodic form of B.malay/ was reported as health problem both in Cheju, Korea and Bireuen, Aceh, Indonesia. The filarial worm was transmitted respectively by Ae.togoi in Korea and An.barbirostris in Indonesia.

Objectives: To know any difference of microfilarial behaviour in peripheral blood by meta-analisis on available data published by previous workers.

Methods: Using Aikat and Das formula of statistical analysis.

Results: B.malayi' s microfilariae tend to present at peripheral blood at day time among cases in Cheju, Korea more than those in Bireuen, Aceh, Indonesia

Conclusion: B.malayi's microfilariae in Cheju, Korea still had tendency to show                  (nocturnally) subperiodic

more than those in Bireuen, Aceh.


Key words: filariasis      -'s microfilaria variant        - nokturnally periodic      - nocturnally subperiodic

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