Short communication Oral filariasis—A case report

Baliga, Mohan and *, Arvind Ramanathan and Uppal, Nakul (2010) Short communication Oral filariasis—A case report. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 48. pp. 143-144.

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Filarial worms are nematodes that dwell in the subcutaneous tissues and lymphatics of human hosts. In India, filariasis is predominantly caused by a species of nematode called Wuchereria bancrofti. The disease is transmitted through the bite of blood sucking mosquitoes. The salient clinical feature of the disease is lymphangitis leading to elephantiasis of the legs, arms, scrotum and breast. Oral or perioral involvement is very rare. We report a case of filariasis which was diagnosed after biopsy of an innocuous cheek nodule. © 2009 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nematode infestation; Oral filariasis; Cheek nodule
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2011 10:38

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