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Volume 99, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

Bancroftian filariasis can cause genital abnormalities related to chronic inflammation and obstruction of the afferent lymphatic vessels, and may demonstrate a “filarial dance sign” on scrotal ultrasound with mobile echogenic particles observed. We present a patient with a positive “filarial dance sign,” travel within Latin America, and negative filarial serology.

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  • Received : 19 Mar 2018
  • Accepted : 21 Mar 2018

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