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Korean J Parasitol. 2009 Mar;47(1):49-52. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.1.49. Epub 2009 Mar 12.

Disseminated microfilaremia associated with lung cyst and empyema: an autopsy report.

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  • 1Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.


Clinical manifestations of extralymphatic disease caused by filariasis are varied and range from symptoms due to tropical pulmonary eosinophilia to hematuria, proteinuria, splenomegaly, and rarely arthritis. Disseminated microfilaremia in association with loculated lung cyst and empyema is of rare occurrence and to the best of our knowledge has not been documented in the literature so far. We report here a case of disseminated microfilaremia due to Wuchereria bancrofti infection accompanied by a lung cyst and empyema in a 21-year-old Indian man.


Wuchereria bancrofti; extralymphatic manifestations; filariasis; microfilaria

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