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Isolated Trochlear Lymphadenopathy: A Rare Presentation of Filarial Worm Infestation

Soudamini Mahapatra, Dilleswari Pradhan, Subhashree Subhasmita Dash

Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Isolated epitrochlear lymphadenopathy is a rare presentation of filariasis. Filariasis is endemic in tropical and sub-tropical countries. It usually affects the lower limb presenting as elephantiasis, epididymitis , orchitis. CASE REPORT: A 9yr old mle child presented with an isolated epitrochlear lymphadenopathy, with no other specific signs and symptoms. We report a case with fine needle aspiration cytology findings of filarial worm infestation at an unusual site in clinically unsuspected case. CONCLUSION: A high degree of suspicion is recommended for such infections at uncommon sites in endemic countries, like India, for early detection and prompt treatment.

Keywords: Isolated epitrochlear lymphadenopathy, Cytology, Filariasis.

Country: India, Subject Area: Pathology Science

Pages: 286 - 287

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

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Soudamini Mahapatra, Dilleswari Pradhan, Subhashree Subhasmita Dash, "Isolated Trochlear Lymphadenopathy: A Rare Presentation of Filarial Worm Infestation", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i11/show_abstract.php?id=ART20202401, Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019, 286 - 287

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