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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-157

Unusual clinical presentations associated with filariasis

Oil Hospital, Duliajan 786 602 Assam, India

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J Mahanta
Oil Hospital, Duliajan 786 602 Assam
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ABSTRACT: Five cases of filariasis presented with unusual clinical manifestation are reported. One case with epididymal cyst showed adult filaria in it. In three cases microfilarae were demonstrated in the lesion as well as in the peripheral blood, who presented as cases of retroperitoneal cyst. lump in the abdomen, inta uterine foetal death (IUFD) and pericardial effusion respectively. One more case presented as angio neurotic oedema of lower lip, where filarial etiology was established by demonstrating microfilaria in the peripheral blood along with therapeutic response. All the cases were treated with Di-ethyl carbamazine citrate and followed up to four years. None of the cases did show any sign recurrence during the follow up period.

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