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Title: Filarioidea  
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Subject: List of infectious diseases, Chameleon, Loa loa, Giovanni Battista Grassi, Elaeophora, Spirurida, Diplotriaenidae, Habronematoidea, Elaeophora abramovi, Elaeophora bohmi
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
(unranked): Bilateria
Superphylum: Platyzoa
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Spiruria
Order: Spirurida
Superfamily: Filarioidea

The Filarioidea are a superfamily of nematodes (roundworms).[1][2] The members of this superfamily are known as filarial worms. Infections with parasitic filarial worms cause filariasis. Drugs against these worms are known as filaricides.

It consists of seven families, namely Aproctidae, Creagrocercidae, Drilonematidae, Filariidae, Homungellidae, Mesidionematidae, Scolecophilidae, Setariidae (which has a single genus Setaria), and Ungellidae.[3]


  1. ^ Filarioidea at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Filarioidea". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
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