Common parasite with uncommon associations

Sonal Jain, Jasmita Dass, Monica Sharma, Seema Tyagi
  • Sonal Jain
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • Monica Sharma
    Affiliation not present
  • Seema Tyagi
    Affiliation not present


Filaariasis a quite common in some parts of the world including India. It has been reported as an incidental finding in cytology smears. Here we report three cases where microfilariae of Wuchereria Bancrofti were detected incidentally in bone marrow smears, in two cases in special stain slides. All these patients were being investigated for other hematological disorders.


Filaria, Leukemia, bone marrow

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Published: 2011-03-29 00:00:00
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