Microfilariae, a Common Parasite in an Unusual Site: A Case Report with Literature Review ED08-ED09
Dr. C.S. Rohini Dhanya,
Tutor, Department of Pathology, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore - 560045, India.
Filariasis is common in tropical countries. Wuchereria bancrofti is the most common parasite which causes lymphatic filariasis in India. This paper reports the finding of microfilariae in cervicovaginal smear of a 61-year-old post menopausal woman with a brief review of literature. There are limited numbers of reports describing the presence of microfilariae in the cervicovaginal smears and even rarely as an incidental finding. It is very important to keep in mind and screen for microfilariae in the non-endemic areas also.