BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223236
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Bancroftian filariasis associated with male sterility

  1. Devi Prasad Mohapatra2
  1. 1Department of Pathology and Medicine, Sanaria, Bhubaneswar, India
  2. 2Department of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dwijesh Kumar Panda, doctordwijesh{at}
  • Accepted 21 December 2017
  • Published 12 January 2018


A 33-year-old man presented with recurrent pain and swelling in the inguinal region since the last 8 years, occasional fever and loss of sex drive. The pain and swelling usually lasted for 2–3 weeks with a pain-free interval of 4–5 months. He felt that the size of the left testis is gradually reducing. He had been married for more than 5 years without having any children. Clinical examination revealed swelling and tenderness of the scrotum more on the right (figure 1A).

Fro Figure 1

(A) A 33-year- old man with right-sided testicular swelling. (B) Ultrasonography of the scrotum reveals a hypoechogenic, small right testis with irregularly …

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