Au Unusual Presentation of Wuchereria bancrofti infection

Rawat, V.; Rizvi, G.; Sharma, N.; Pandey, H.
October 2009
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p382
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 45-year-old woman who demonstrated a firm indurated subcutaneous swelling on the flexor surface of her right arm. A straw colored fluid with large number of microfilariae on microscopic examination was revealed and identified as Wuchereria bancrofti through fine needle aspiration cytology of the swelling. The study suggests that the only means to make definite diagnosis of filarial infection is demonstration of microfilariae in circulating blood.


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