Filarial Pleural Effusion with Lymphoma: A Rare AssociationCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Aruna Chhikara,
Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi-110001, India.
Filariasis is endemic in developing countries with highest prevalence in India. Microfilarias are infrequently reported during cytological examination of body cavity fluids. Its association with neoplasm is still rare, with only a few reported cases of co-existent microfilaria with neoplasm. The malignancies reported in association with malignant pleural effusions are mostly carcinomas. Finding microfilaria in a pleural effusion is a very rare event even in the regions endemic for this organism. Its association with a lymphoma is even rarer. On extensive search of literature we could not find any case report of filarial pleural effusion associated with lymphoma. We here report a case of microfilaria in malignant pleural effusion secondary to lymphoma.
Effusion fluid, Lymphoblastic lymphoma, Microfilaria
Kiran Agarwal, Aruna Chhikara. FILARIAL PLEURAL EFFUSION WITH LYMPHOMA: A RARE ASSOCIATION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 January [cited: 2019 Jan 23 ]; 13:ED03-ED04. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 02, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Aug 28, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 20, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
- Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science, thomsonreuters)
- Index Copernicus ICV 2016: 132.37
- Academic Search Complete Database
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Embase & EMbiology
- Google Scholar
- HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme
- Indian Science Abstracts (ISA)
- Journal seek Database
- Popline (reproductive health literature)