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Filariasis presenting as non resolving pleural effusion.

Authors:Yelikar BR , Potekar RM ,Mahesh Kumar U , Vijayalaxmi SPatil
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2284-2286  |  PDF File


Filariasis is common in tropical countries and is endemic in India; however, the finding of microfilaria in the pleural fluid is very rare. We herein report a case of filariasis presenting as non resolving pleural effusion. To the best knowledge of the authors, till date only 12 cases have been reported in the medical literature, in which microfilaria was demonstrated in the pleural effusion, ours is the 13th case being reported.