Thyroid Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--28

Microfilaria in thyroid aspirate-An unusual finding


Srikanth Shastry 
 Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Srikanth Shastry
Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh
India

Filariasis is a major public health problem in tropical countries, including India. The disease is endemic all over India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Gujarat. A majority of infected individuals in filarial endemic communities are asymptomatic. Adult worms live in the lymphatic vessels of the definitive host and microfilaria is released and circulates in the peripheral blood. Cases of microfilaremia have been reported from atypical sites like lymph node, pleural and pericardial fluid, breast lump, and bone marrow. We present a case of microfilaria in thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology, which is an unusual finding.


How to cite this article:
Shastry S. Microfilaria in thyroid aspirate-An unusual finding.Thyroid Res Pract 2014;11:26-28


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Shastry S. Microfilaria in thyroid aspirate-An unusual finding. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 29 ];11:26-28
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