Tropical Parasitology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119--122

Microfilaria in lymph node mimicking Kimura disease


PS Jayalakshmy, Lillykutty Pothen, V Letha, S Sheeja 
 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
P S Jayalakshmy
Department of Pathology, Government.Medical College, Kottayam, P.O. Gandhinagar, Kottayam-686 008, Kerala
India

In tropical and subtropical countries, parasitic infections are very rampant causing peripheral blood and or tissue eosinophilia. Here, a case of microfilaria in lymph node that produced intense eosinophil infiltrate is being reported. The dense eosinophil collection in the lymph node raised a possibility of Kimura«SQ»s disease because no worms were seen in the initial sectioning of the tissue. Extensive sampling and diligent search revealed sections of microfilaria embedded in the eosinophil abscess along with foreign body giant cell reaction to its sheath material, leading to the correct diagnosis of this case.


How to cite this article:
Jayalakshmy P S, Pothen L, Letha V, Sheeja S. Microfilaria in lymph node mimicking Kimura disease.Trop Parasitol 2011;1:119-122


How to cite this URL:
Jayalakshmy P S, Pothen L, Letha V, Sheeja S. Microfilaria in lymph node mimicking Kimura disease. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Jun 29 ];1:119-122
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