Drug Discov Ther. 2018;12(4):254-258. (DOI: 10.5582/ddt.2018.01026)

Atypical cases of filariasis from a non-endemic area.

Kodan P, Gupta N, Baidya A, Basu A, Razik A, Mittal A, Verma N, Mirdha BR, Mathur S, Rajeshwari M, Nischal N, Soneja M, Wig N


Filariasis can present in many different ways and pose significant dilemma to the clinician. We report four atypical cases of filariasis which presented as abdominal mass, cervical lymph node enlargement, fever in pregnancy and nosocomial febrile illness respectively. All the four cases were treated successfully with oral antifilarial agents. It is essential to be aware of such atypical presentations of filariasis so that prompt therapy can be initiated.

KEYWORDS: Wuchereria bancrofti, pregnancy, lymphadenopathy

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