Filarial Infection of the Breast

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  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The breast is a common site of filarial infection in females in Sri Lanka. We report our experience with 13 cases of filarial breast nodules, 12 containing adult worms and the other only microfilariae. In five of these cases the species was identified as Wuchereria bancrofti.

Author Notes

Lecturer in Pathology.

Lecturer in Parasitology.

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