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Volume 2 Number 1 January 2016

An Uncommon Presentation of Filariasis


Authors: Waseem Raja Dar ; Najeebullah Sofi ; Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar ; Pervez Sofi ; Farhat Abbas
Pages: 1-4
Abstract
Filariasis is a common healthcare problem in Tropical countries caused by nematodes of the order Filariidae. Typical clinical manifestations include a subclinical syndrome, Acute adenolymphangitis (ADL), Filarial fever (characterized by fever without associated adenitis) and Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE). Unusual manifestations include a subcutaneous nodule, filariasis of breast, lymphadenovarix in the axilla and others. Massive hemorrhagic pericardial effusion due to Filariasis is rare. Diethylcarbamazine is the treatment of choice.