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Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.

Usha Kumar Mahesh, Madhavrao Ratnakar Potekar.

Abstract
The aim of the article is to present a rare case of filariasis presenting as a nodule over arm in a pregnant lady which was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. Lymphatic filariasis is a major public health problem in India with most infections being caused by Wuchereria bancrofti. Clinical manifestations depend on the area of lymphatic involvement and the duration of infection. The present case is being presented because on clinical examination there was absence of adjacent enlarged lymph nodes, microfilariaemia or peripheral blood eosinophilia, so it was misdiagnosed as lipoma and only on cytological examination microfilaria of Wuchereria bancrofti was noted.

Key words: Arm, Filariasis, Fine needle aspiration cytology, Pregnancy.


 
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Mahesh UK, Potekar MR. Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.. J Interdiscip Histopathol. 2013; 1(4): 230-233. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130219030219


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Mahesh UK, Potekar MR. Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.. J Interdiscip Histopathol. 2013; 1(4): 230-233. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130219030219



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Mahesh UK, Potekar MR. Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.. J Interdiscip Histopathol. (2013), [cited August 16, 2018]; 1(4): 230-233. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130219030219



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Mahesh, U. K. & Potekar, M. R. (2013) Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.. J Interdiscip Histopathol, 1 (4), 230-233. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130219030219



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Mahesh, Usha Kumar, and Madhavrao Ratnakar Potekar. 2013. Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.. Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology, 1 (4), 230-233. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130219030219



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Mahesh, Usha Kumar, and Madhavrao Ratnakar Potekar. "Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.." Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology 1 (2013), 230-233. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130219030219



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Mahesh, Usha Kumar, and Madhavrao Ratnakar Potekar. "Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.." Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology 1.4 (2013), 230-233. Print. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130219030219



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Mahesh, U. K. & Potekar, M. R. (2013) Nodule over Arm during Pregnancy: An Unusual Presentation of Filariasis.. Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology, 1 (4), 230-233. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130219030219





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