Cyto Diagnosis of Filarial Infection on a Non - Healing Ulcer

Shamim Akhtar, Sushil Pande, Anne Wilkinson, Sabiha Maimoon, Sadhana Mahore


Filariasis is a common disabling parasitic disease in this region. Cytology has an important role in the
diagnosis of sub-clinical filariasis. Most cases of cytologically diagnosed filariasis are clinically
unanticipated. Microfilaria, ova and fragments of adult worm of Wuchererial bancrofti, have been
reported in exfoliative as well as aspiration cytology, and are useful techniques in cytological detection of
bancroftian filariasis.
Key Words: Microfilaria, non- healing ulcer, leg.

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