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Filiartic Breast Lump: A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 10)

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Page : 765-765

Keywords : Breast lump; Filariasis; history taking; USG;

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Lymphatic filariasis affects an estimated 120 million people in more than 70 countries and India has the largest number of infected persons comprising of more than 40% of the global endemic population. Filariasis continues to be a challenging health issue in India and its endemic in various states and along coastal regions. They are mostly caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi two nematodes who are transmitted by culex mosquitoes. Lymphatic channels are the main site of filariasis chiefly affecting limbs and genitalia. Extra nodal organ involvement is an unusual site of presentation.

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