Case Report
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World J Clin Infect Dis. Feb 25, 2015; 5(1): 11-13
Published online Feb 25, 2015. doi: 10.5495/wjcid.v5.i1.11
Non chylous filarial ascites: A rare case report
Kaivan S Shah, Prasad A Bhate, Dattatray Solanke, Vikas Pandey, Meghraj A Ingle, Shubhada V Kane, Prabha Sawant
Kaivan S Shah, Prasad A Bhate, Dattatray Solanke, Vikas Pandey, Meghraj A Ingle, Shubhada V Kane, Prabha Sawant, Department Of Gastroenterology, LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion Hospital, Sion West, Mumbai 400022, India
Author contributions: Shah KS and Bhate PA designed the case and wrote the paper; Solanke D and Pandey V collected clinical data; case report was guided by Ingle MA and Sawant P; cytological examination was performed by Kane SV.
Ethics approval: The ethics committee functions as per ICH-GCO, schedule Y guidelines.
Informed consent: The patient is not revealed.
Conflict-of-interest: All the authors of thia case report state that there is no conflict of interest involved.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Kaivan S Shah, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, LTMMC and LTMG, Sion Hospital, College Building, First Floor Endoscopy Room, Room No. 13, Sion West, Mumbai 400022, India.
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Received: August 22, 2014
Peer-review started: August 23, 2014
First decision: October 5, 2014
Revised: November 18, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
Article in press: December 17, 2014
Published online: February 25, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: We report a rare case of postpartum ascites caused by filarial infection. There are only a few case reports where microfilaria were detected in ascitic fluid; among these, non chylous ascitis is even rarer.