Filariasis

Complications

Appropriate Tests

 

Filaria - blood: direct microscopy will demonstrate microfilariae in early infection, especially if blood is collected while the patient is febrile. Blood film, Filaria Ab. Note that the timing of release of microfilaria will vary depending on the biting cycle of the mosquitoes in the infecting area.

Cyclical fever

 

Lymphadenopathy

 

Lymphoedema

 

Chyluria

 

Chylous effusions