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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Microfilaria in achylous hematuria: Can it imitate urolithiasis?


1 Department of Pathology, ESIC Model Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India
2 Department of Microbiology, ESIC Model Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_27_19

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Wuchereria bancrofti is the major species resulting in filarial cases in India. Filariasis may present with various clinical presentations: asymptomatic, microfilaremia, lymphedema, acute adenolymphangitis and chronic lymphatic disease. Microfilariae of W. bancrofti have been detected in various clinical samples, but incidental detection of microfilaria in achylous urine is a rare finding with unexplained pathology. We report a case of microfilaria in achylous urine of a 30-year-old female who presented with pain abdomen and ureteric calculus on ultrasonography.


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