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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Volume 3 1995, Issue 6, Pages 245-247

Obstetrics Case Report

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI, USA

Department of Pathology, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI, USA

The Queen-s Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Kapiolani Women and Children-s Medical Center, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI, USA

Division of Infectious Disease, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI, USA

The Queen-s Medical Center, 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Received 13 October 1995; Accepted 29 December 1995

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background: Despite increased immigration to the United States from endemic areas, the diagnosisof microfilariasis in this country remains infrequent. This disease may occasionally present as a breast mass, in the absence of other clinical findings.

Case: We report an unusual case of Wuchereria bancrofti diagnosed in a pregnant woman by breast fine-needle aspiration FNA and discuss the clinical implications of filariasis in pregnancy.

Conclusion: FNA is safe and reliable in pregnancy. Infants of mothers with breast filariasis should be monitored.





Author: Melanie Lau, Pamela Tauchi, Milton Kim, Francis Liu, and Thomas Namiki

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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