Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion In Filariasis An Uncommon Presentation Of Filariasis

Waseem Raja Dar, Najeebullah Sofi, Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, Muzamil Latief, Pervez Sofi
2016 JMS SKIMS  
Filariasis is a common healthcare problem in Tropical countries caused by nematodes of the order Filariidae. Typical clinical manifestations include a subclinical syndrome, Acute adenolymphangitis (ADL), Filarial fever (characterized by fever without associated adenitis) and Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE). Unusual manifestations include a subcutaneous nodule, filariasis of breast, lymphadenovarix in the axilla and others. Massive hemorrhagic pericardial effusion due to Filariasis is
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doi:10.33883/jms.v19i1.278 fatcat:6j3yr34przegxbcoy3b2oowpxq