Incidental diagnosis of Filariasis in an aspirate from a knee joint in a tertiary care hospital – An unusual case report

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  • Anuradha Shulania Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, PGIMER & Dr RMLH, New Delhi-1, India
  • Geetika Rana Junior Resident, Dept of Microbiology PGIMER & Dr RMLH, New Delhi-1, India
  • Arun Wilson Junior Resident, Dept of Microbiology PGIMER & Dr RMLH, New Delhi-1, India
  • Nagendra Kumar Shulania SMO, RTRM Hospital, New Delhi, India

Abstract

Lymphatic filariasis is a major public health problem in India with most infections being caused by Wuchereria bancrofti.The present case is being presented, as the patient with a chronic history of pain in the knee from Uttar Pradesh who was diagnosed as a case of filariasis incidentally on microscopy of synovial fluid aspirated from the affected knee joint.

Keywords:

Filariasis, Lymphadenopathy, Giemsa stain

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05-10-2016
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Anuradha Shulania, Geetika Rana, Arun Wilson, and N. K. Shulania. “Incidental Diagnosis of Filariasis in an Aspirate from a Knee Joint in a Tertiary Care Hospital – An Unusual Case Report”. Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences, vol. 3, no. 4, Oct. 2016, pp. 78-79, https://jipbs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/190.

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