Co-existence of Wuchereria bancrofti Microfilaraemia in a Case of Multiple Myeloma: An Incidental Finding or an Association?Correspondence Address :
Dr. Sonam Sharma,
B-5, Varun CGHS Ltd., Plot No. GH-03, Sector - 52, Gurgaon-122003, Haryana, India.
Filariasis is a global health problem which is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Central and South America and Pacific island nations. The most common parasite causing lymphatic filariasis in India is Wuchereria bancrofti, the microfilariae of which has been detected incidentally in fine needle aspirates and aspirated body fluids. However, its presence in bone marrow aspirates is quite uncommon and that too in co-existence with a haematological malignancy. We report one such extremely rare case of Wuchereria bancrofti microfilaraemia in a multiple myeloma patient, which is second case to be documented in the world literature to the best of our knowledge.
Bone marrow aspirate, Microfilaria, Peripheral blood smear, Plasma cell dyscrasia
Sonam Sharma, Rahul Mannan, Rachit Sharma, Sansar Chand Sharma. CO-EXISTENCE OF WUCHERERIA BANCROFTI MICROFILARAEMIA IN A CASE OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA: AN INCIDENTAL FINDING OR AN ASSOCIATION?. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 December [cited: 2017 Dec 17 ]; 11:ED06-ED08. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 05, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Sep 13, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Oct 16, 2017
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2017
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