Home Archive Vol.40, No.2, 2014 An Extremely Rare Situation - Subcutaneously Filariasis Presented at ED Craiova

An Extremely Rare Situation - Subcutaneously Filariasis Presented at ED Craiova

LUCIANA ROTARU(1), C. Şerban(2)

(1)Emergency Medicine and First Aide Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Emergency Department - SMURD University County Hospital Craiova, (2)Emergency Department - SMURD University County Hospital Craiova

    Abstract: A 32 year old male patient presented to the ED Craiova with migratory, burning pain, to the right cervical and left upper eyelid. Sudden, transient, bilateral knee swelling six months ago. An inflammatory trace and a renitent cord can feel at this level, with spontaneous mobility. A microfilaraemic parasite was surgically extracted from upper eyelid. Mobility of the parasite was the key element of an extremely quick and easy diagnosis for a very rare disease but the specific circumstances of the contamination remains unclear. Even uncommon, multiple determinations are possible requiring systematic and long term investigation and medical surveillance.
    Keywords: filariasis, loa – loa, eye worm, tropical disease

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.40.02.11


All articles in this issue

Volume 40 Issue 2 2014