Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS) (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

A Rare Case Report of Asymptomatic Filariasis in a Patient of Malaria

Gunvanti Rathod* and Jignasha Bhalodia

Department of Pathology, GMERS Medical College, Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author: Gunvanti Rathod, Department of Pathology, GMERS Medical College, Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Received: August 17, 2020; Published: October 14, 2020



  Malaria and filaria are the two major mosquito borne public health diseases in India.Malaria is the major parasitic disease of human being with transmission in 107 countries containing three billion people each year in the world. Human lymphatic filariasis is a vector-borne disease mainly caused by the parasitic nematode Wuchereria bancrofti. In the present case report patient had coinfection of Plasmodium vivax and Wuchereria bancrofti who had shown symptoms of malaria. The purpose of this case report is to be aware about this rare coinfection so that while routine screening of haematological smears one should keep in mind about such entity. We had reported this in peripheral blood smear of patient during random screening of smear for malaria.

Keywords: Malaria; Filaria; Plasmodium vivax; Wuchereria bancrofti; Coinfection



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Citation: Gunvanti Rathod and Jignasha Bhalodia. “A Rare Case Report of Asymptomatic Filariasis in a Patient of Malaria". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.10 (2020): 188-190


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