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Filariasis: A Vasculitis Mimic


Filariasis: A Vasculitis Mimic

Rajiv Ranjan Kumar et al. Rheumatol Adv Pract.


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Fig. 1.
Filariasis: a vasculitis mimic (A) Ulcerated nodule over left shin and dry gangrene of great toe of right leg, with gangrene of tip of other toes of right leg and excoriation of skin of both legs. (B) The Giemsa staining of blood, showing microfilaria of size ∼240–250 µm in length and 7–9 µm in width. (C) Skin biopsy (from nodule) showing dense inflammation involving dermis and subcutaneous fat. Capillary proliferation is noted, one of which shows the presence of microfilaria (arrow) (×100; Haematoxylin and Eosin). (D) Capillary lumen, showing presence of microfilaria (arrow) surrounded by inflammatory cells including plasma cells, lymphocytes and neutrophils (×1000; Haematoxylin and Eosin ).

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