Oral filariasis-A case report

Mohan Baliga, Arvind Ramanathan, Nakul Uppal

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2010

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Filariasis
Lymphangitis
Elephantiasis
Wuchereria bancrofti
Scrotum
Cheek
Subcutaneous Tissue
Bites and Stings
Culicidae
India
Leg
Breast
Arm
Biopsy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Baliga, Mohan ; Ramanathan, Arvind ; Uppal, Nakul. / Oral filariasis-A case report. In: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 143-144.
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In: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 48, No. 2, 01.03.2010, p. 143-144.

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