Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 382--384

Microfilaria in pleural effusion: An unusual association


Rehena Sarkar, Tapashi Ghosh, Rupali Dey, Jayanta Bikash Dey 
 Department of Microbiology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital, Bankura, West Bengal, India

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Rupali Dey
Department of Microbiology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital, Bankura, West Bengal
India

Lymphatic filariasis is a major public health problem in tropical countries and India is endemic for it. However, lymphatic filariasis presenting as pleural effusion is an unusual manifestation and finding microfilaria in pleural effusion without any lung pathology is rare. We report a case of pleural effusion without any underlying lung pathology and normal blood picture. Clinical cure occurred after treatment with diethyl-carbamazepine. Filariasis should be kept in view while considering the differential diagnosis of idiopathic pleural effusion, especially in endemic countries.


How to cite this article:
Sarkar R, Ghosh T, Dey R, Dey JB. Microfilaria in pleural effusion: An unusual association.Med J DY Patil Univ 2016;9:382-384


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Sarkar R, Ghosh T, Dey R, Dey JB. Microfilaria in pleural effusion: An unusual association. Med J DY Patil Univ [serial online] 2016 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];9:382-384
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