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Drug Discov Ther. 2018;12(4):254-258. doi: 10.5582/ddt.2018.01026.

Atypical cases of filariasis from a non-endemic area.

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1
Department of Medicine and Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
2
Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
3
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
4
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
5
Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Abstract

Filariasis can present in many different ways and pose significant dilemma to the clinician. We report four atypical cases of filariasis which presented as abdominal mass, cervical lymph node enlargement, fever in pregnancy and nosocomial febrile illness respectively. All the four cases were treated successfully with oral antifilarial agents. It is essential to be aware of such atypical presentations of filariasis so that prompt therapy can be initiated.

KEYWORDS:

Wuchereria bancrofti; lymphadenopathy; pregnancy

PMID:
30224598
DOI:
10.5582/ddt.2018.01026
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