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Year : 1986  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 345--347

Rare Location of Dracunculus Medinensis Infection

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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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