Case of Microfilaria with unusual presentation of Swelling on the Arm
Dr Supriya M Paranjpe at Department of Microbiology, Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India and colleagues have reported a case of Microfilaria with an unusual presentation of Swelling on the Arm. The case has appeared in the Journal of Medical Case Reports.
A 35 years old male presented with a swelling of approximately 3×2.5 cm on the antero-medial aspect of the right arm since four months [Fig.1]. The swelling was not associated with fever, pain or redness. There was no history of trauma, surgery or travel. A differential diagnosis of lipoma was made. As the patient did not have any signs and symptoms of filarial infection, filariasis was not clinically suspected.