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2017 Month : June Volume : 3 Issue : 1 Page : 14-15

A RARE CASE REPORT OF BREAST FILARIASIS.

Bhavani K1, Roopa Urs A. N2, Venkatraman J3, Dhananjay S. Kotasthane4

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Venkatraman J,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Pathology,
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and
Research Institute,
Pondicherry.
E-mail: drvenkatraman1983@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

Lymphatic filariasis is a major public health problem affecting an estimated 120 million people worldwide. India contributes about 40% of the total global burden and accounts for about 50% of the people at risk of infection. Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi are the causative parasites for filariasis. It mainly affects lymphatics in lower limbs, retroperitoneal tissues, spermatic cord and epididymis. Breast is an uncommon site of involvement with few cases reported in literature. The demonstration of parasite in Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA) plays a significant role in the preoperative categorisation, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

KEYWORDS

Breast Filariasis, FNA.

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