Filariasis Of The Breast

Dayal, Achaleshwar and Selvaraju, Karthikeyan (2011) Filariasis Of The Breast. Webmedcentral, 1 (11).

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Filariasis is a major public health problem in tropical countries. The disease is endemic in large areas of India, Africa and parts of Asia. Lymphatic filariasis in humans is commonly caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi. Extranodal filariasis is a rare entity, and the breast is an uncommon site for filariasis. Patients commonly present with an underlying lump and may occasionally mimic malignancy. Microfilariae (MF) and adult worms have been detected in tissue sections and needle aspirates from the breast, and aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. We present an unusual case of Filariasis of the breast presenting as a breast lump with axillary lymphadenopathy and clinically simulating a breast cancer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2012 04:43
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 04:43

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