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Filariasis presenting with pancytopenia diagnosed by Microfilaria in bone marrow aspirate Report of a rare entity from India

Debanjali Sinha, Sumantro Mondal, Tony Ete, Arijit Nag, Kaushik Bhar, Sattik Siddhanta, Jyotirmoy Pal, Alakendu Ghosh.

Abstract
Filariasis is one of the major public health hazards among Indian population. The common features are asymptomatic microfilariaemia, acute adenolymphangitis, hydrocele and chronic lymphatic disease. There are very few reported cases of pancytopenia as a presenting feature of Filariasis. We describe a case of Filariasis who presented with features of pancytopenia and microfilariae were demonstrated in bone marrow aspirate.

Key words: Filariasis, pancytopenia, bone marrow suppression



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