Microfilaria in Cytological Smears at Rare Sites Coexisting with Unusual Pathologies - A Series of Eight Cases

  • Mani Krishna Rural Institute of Medical Science & Research, Saifai, Etawah (U.P.)
  • Seema Dayal Rural Institute of Medical Science & Research, Saifai, Etawah (U.P.)
Keywords: microfilaria, subcutaneous swelling, pleural fluid, breast, sub mandibular gland, Axillary accessory breast.

Abstract

Microfilaria infection is one of the major health problem in developing countries like India, especially in rural areas. In most of the cases microfilaria was an incidental finding in FNAC smears prepared from swellings from various locations in the body and also from fluid aspirate. Peripheral blood smear examination is usually done for the diagnosis. Here, we presented a series of eight cases with very unusual and rare locations. We found microfilaria in subcutaneous arm swelling, pleural effusion, axillary swelling, breast and salivary gland. All cases were rare and unique.

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Author Biographies

Mani Krishna, Rural Institute of Medical Science & Research, Saifai, Etawah (U.P.)
Department of Pathology
Seema Dayal, Rural Institute of Medical Science & Research, Saifai, Etawah (U.P.)

Associate Professor 

Department of Pathology
Published
2016-05-03
How to Cite
Krishna, M., & Dayal, S. (2016). Microfilaria in Cytological Smears at Rare Sites Coexisting with Unusual Pathologies - A Series of Eight Cases. Annals of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 2(1), 28-31. https://doi.org/10.3126/acclm.v2i1.14002
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Case Reports