DISSEMINATED PLEURAL FILARIASIS IN A PATIENT FROM INDIA – A RARE CASE REPORT

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SHEETAL GOENKA
MONIKA MATLANI
VINITA DOGRA

Abstract

Lymphatic filariasis is an eradicable disease.  It can cause disability which causes a lot of discomfort to the patients but the treatment given at the right time is very beneficial. Here we report a case of pleural filariasis with shortness of breath and cough in a 52-year-old male patient from Uttar Pradesh. The pleural fluid showed the presence of microfilaria.  The patient responded to DEC and improved clinically. So it is essential to look for the presence of microfilaria both in the peripheral blood smear and the other body fluids depending on the clinical symptoms and signs. Proper treatment leads to improvement in the patient’s condition most of the time.

Keywords:
Lymphatic filariasis, filarial nematode, parasitic infection, microfilaria

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GOENKA, S., MATLANI, M., & DOGRA, V. (2021). DISSEMINATED PLEURAL FILARIASIS IN A PATIENT FROM INDIA – A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, 7(3), 1-3. Retrieved from https://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOCRIMS/article/view/7108
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Case Report

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