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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3112-3115
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.372


An Unusual Presentation of Lymphatic Filariasis in Non-Endemic Country
Hasan Khalaf*, Noor Alhalabi and Basim Almothafar
Al Adala quarter, Alnajaf city 00964, Iraq
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Wuchereria bancrofti is a human parasitic worm (Filariworm) that is the major cause of lymphatic filariasis. It is one of the three parasitic worms, together with Brugia malayi and B. timori, that infect the lymphatic system to cause lymphatic filariasis. These filarial worms are spread by a variety of mosquito vector species. The usual form presentation of the disease is as hydrocele, acute or chronic lymphatic obstruction or subclinical microfilaremia. Finding of Wuchereria bancrofti in a cytological smear from upper arm abscess is a rare presentation. We discuss here a case of 19-years old female with recurrent abscesses and small ulcers in the arm and forearm. FNAC smears Cytology revealed sheathed microfilaria without any nucleus in the tail end confirming the species as Wuchereria bancrofti. The case is highlighted the rare presentation of WB and the role FNAC smear cytology in diagnosing filariasis.


Keywords: Microfilaria, FNAC, cytology
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Hasan Khalaf, Noor Alhalabi and Basim Almothafar. 2020. An Unusual Presentation of Lymphatic Filariasis in Non-Endemic Country.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3112-3115. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.372