International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pathology | India | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Isolated Trochlear Lymphadenopathy: A Rare Presentation of Filarial Worm Infestation

Soudamini Mahapatra [3] | Dilleswari Pradhan | Subhashree Subhasmita Dash [2]


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


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,


Pages: 286 - 287



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