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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 207-208

Early diagnosis of filarial pleural effusion

Pranav Pathology Laboratory, Sarang Apt., Raopura, Baroda - 390 001, India

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A Marathe
Pranav Pathology Laboratory, Sarang Apt., Raopura, Baroda - 390 001
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This paper describes a case of pleural effusion due to filariasis. Microfilaria of Wucheraria bancrofti were detected in the pleural fluid on cytological examination. Treatment with diethylcarbamazine cleared the pleural effusion.


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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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