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Journal of Case Reports
Swelling on the Arm: An Unusual Presentation of Microfilaria
Supriya M Paranjpe, Avani H Koticha, Preeti R Mehta
Department of Microbiology, Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Supriya Paranjpe
Email: supriyamparanjpe@gmail.com
Received: 08-JUL-2017 Accepted: 20-NOV-2018 Published Online: 30-NOV-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0073
Background: Bancroftian filariasis is a tropical and sub-tropical disease caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and transmitted by the culex mosquitoes. The diagnosis of it is conventionally made by demonstrating microfilariae in the peripheral blood smear. Case Report: We hereby report an unusual case of bancroftian filariasis in an adult male presenting with a painless sub-cutaneous nodule on the antero-medial aspect of the right arm. Conclusion: Our aim is to highlight the chances of finding microfilariae in an unsuspected case at an unusual site. 
Keywords : Culex, Filarisis, Male, Microfilariae, Skin Neoplasms, Wuchereria bancrofti.
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