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Parasitic chyluria in a 72-year-old Sierra Leonean woman: A case report

Atilola A. Adeleke
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 11, No 1 | a2093 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v11i1.2093 | © 2019 Atilola A. Adeleke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 March 2019 | Published: 15 October 2019

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Atilola A. Adeleke, Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital Complex, Freetown, Sierra Leone


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Abstract

Although Sierra Leone lies within the worldwide filarial belt, chyluria (the passage of milky coloured urine) is a rare presenting symptom in clinical practice. This report describes a confirmed case of parasitic filariasis presenting in a 72-year-old woman. After treatment with a combination of ivermectin and albendazole, her symptoms resolved within 48 h and she was symptom free at 6 months.

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filariasis; chyluria; Sierra Leone; family medicine; West Africa

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