Pleural effusion: An unusual cause and association

Alam K. Navaz, Madhusudan P. Raikar, Vishak Acharya, Sanmath K. Shetty

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Filaria has a wide spectrum of presentation. We hereby present a case of Filarial pleural effusion that is a rarity in itself. Filarial lung involvement is usually in the form of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia with pulmonary infiltrates and peripheral eosinophilia, unlike our case where isolated pleural effusion of Filarial etiology was detected. Microfilaria has been isolated from Pleural fluid in very few cases, and ours was one such. Of late, there have been many incidental detections of Filarial parasites from varied anatomical sites in association with malignancy. Even in our case, we had one such unusual association.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-160
Number of pages3
JournalLung India
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2013

    Fingerprint

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

Cite this