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Bancroftian filarial pleural effusion.
  1. J. Aggarwal,
  2. K. Kapila,
  3. A. Gaur,
  4. J. P. Wali
  1. Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.

    Abstract

    This paper describes a case of filarial pleural effusion, the fifth such to be reported. Microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti were detected in the pleural fluid on cytological examination. There was a prompt and complete response to treatment with diethylcarbamazine. There were, however, no symptoms and signs of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia nor any peripheral eosinophilia.

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