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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 305--307

Vesicular and bullous eruptions in tropical (Filarial) eosinophilia


1 Department of Dermatology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati-517501, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati-517501, India
3 Department of TB and Chest Diseases, SV Medical College, Tirupati-517501, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh G Kumar
Departments of Dermatology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati-517501, India
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A case of tropical (filarial) eosinophilia (TE) presented with vesicular and bullous eruptions. The patient had skin and mucosal blistering. Histopathological changes were that of bullous pemphigoid. The patient had very high eosinophilia with abnormal vacuoles in the cytoplasm. ELISA test was positive for filarial antibodies. There were no pulmonary signs or symptoms. X-ray chest was normal. The patient responded well to diethylcarbamazine.






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