| CASE REPORT
|Year : 1986 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 345--347
Rare Location of Dracunculus Medinensis Infection
VK Anand, RL Solanki, HL Arora
Infection with Dracunculus medinensis of the vulva is rare. It was clinically misdiagnosed as a neoplastic growth. It was characterised by an oval, firm, mobile swelling in the middle of the left labia majora. The cut surface showed white-coloured, thread-like, coiled- up adult parasite embedded in the central portion of the growth. Histopathology showed transverse and obliquely cut sections of the adult parasite surrounded by a danse fibrocollagenous stroma, infiltrated by lymphocytes, plasma cells and a few eosinophils.
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