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J Cytol. 2012 Apr;29(2):147-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-9371.97163.

Microfilaria in a patient of achylous hematuria: A rare finding in urine cytology.

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Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.


Filariasis is a widespread public health problem seen commonly in tropical countries. Microfilariae have been reported in aspiration smears from various sites. However, it is very rare to detect these organisms in voided centrifuged urine cytology. We, report this rare finding in a 25-year-old patient who presented with achylous hematuria.


Filariasis; hematuria; microfilariae; urine cytology

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