For citation purposes: Sood N, Malhotra J. Sticky microfilaria in cervical pap smears: An unusual observation. OA Case Reports 2014 Sep 22;3(7):67.

Case report

 
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sticky microfilaria in cervical pap smears: An unusual observation.

N Sood, J Malhotra
 

Authors affiliations

(1) Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital, delhi, india

* Corresponding author Email: neesu1234@hotmail.com

Abstract

Introduction

Filariasis, a vector-borne disease, is common in tropical countries like India. It is a major health problem in endemic areas. Filariae have also been known to be present in any possible site, possibly because of their ability to migrate along the lymphatics. Although adult worms can evoke immune and inflammatory host response, the presence of tissue reaction sticking to the microfilaria has not been reported from body fluids. Methodology: The subject of this study was Routine cervico-vaginal Pap smear from a 32 year old female. Microfilaria with adherent inflammatory cells and epithelial cells were noted. These sticky microfilaria are an unusual finding. In addition, epithelial abnormalities were also detected -AGUS

Conclusions

Although tissue microfilaria have been reported in absence of filaremia, the presence of tissue reaction has not been reported from body fluids.

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