38-year-old Indian farmer.
None. The patient was asymptomatic; however, a routine complete blood count (CBC) was done as an immigration requirement.
Physical Exam Findings
The patient was well built with normal general physical and systemic examinations.
Principal Laboratory Findings
( Table 1 and Figure 1)
Patient's peripheral blood smear, illustrating the presence of the microfilarial organism, Wuchereria bancrofti (Leishman stain; 1,000 x magnification). Note the large, empty (ie, no nuclei present) space between where the nuclei in the body end (arrow) and the tip of the tail (arrowhead) of the organism.
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