Pleural effusion: An unusual cause and association

Navaz, Alam K. and Raikar, Madhusudan P. and Acharya, Vishak K. and Shetty, Sanmath K. (2013) Pleural effusion: An unusual cause and association. Lung India, 30 (2). pp. 158-160. ISSN 0970-2113

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Filaria has a wide spectrum of presentation. We hereby present a case of Filarial pleural effusion that is a rarity in itself. Filarial lung involvement is usually in the form of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia with pulmonary infiltrates and peripheral eosinophilia, unlike our case where isolated pleural effusion of Filarial etiology was detected. Microfilaria has been isolated from Pleural fluid in very few cases, and ours was one such. Of late, there have been many incidental detections of Filarial parasites from varied anatomical sites in association with malignancy. Even in our case, we had one such unusual association.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Filariasis, malignancy, pleural effusion
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pulmonary Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 05:43
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 05:43

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