Detection of living adult Wuchereria bancrofti in a patient with tropical pulmonary eosinophilia.

Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is a relatively unusual and diagnostically challenging manifestation of infection with Wuchereria bancrofti. The pathogenesis of TPE remains unclear, although immune hyperresponsiveness to the microfilarial stage of the parasite is thought to play an essential role. Microfilariae are almost never detected in the… CONTINUE READING