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Hallazgo incidental de microfilarias de Mansonella ozzardi en un paciente pediátrico con linfoma T anaplásico

Amaranto Suárez Mattos, Alejandra Calderón, Ana Acevedo

Publication date: April–June 2018

Source: Revista Colombiana de Cancerología, Volume 22, Issue 2

Author(s): Amaranto Suárez Mattos, Alejandra Calderón, Ana Acevedo


Las filariasis son parasitosis producidas por nemátodos hemáticos de la familia Filariidae, la Mansonella ozzardi, es uno de los agentes etiológicos distribuido ampliamente en el continente americano y en el Caribe.

Presentamos el caso de una paciente de 13 años de edad, previamente diagnosticada con linfoma T de célula grande anaplásico. Como parte de la evaluación antes del segundo ciclo B de quimioterapia, se realizó un extendido de sangre periférica en el que se encontró una microfilaria tipificada como Mansonella ozzardi, se dio manejo con una dosis única de ivermectina y se logró resultado negativo en el control a las 24 horas. Actualmente la paciente se encuentra asintomática y sin evidencia de recurrencia de la parasitemia y terminando su tratamiento oncológico.


Filariasis is caused by nematodes in the blood. Mansonella ozzardi is one of the aetiological agents widely distributed in the Americas and the Caribbean.

The case is presented on a paediatric patient previously diagnosed with T-cell anaplastic large cell lymphoma. As part of the evaluation before the second cycle B chemotherapy, a peripheral blood smear was performed, in which were found microfilaria, identified as Mansonella ozzardi. The treatment was a single dose of ivermectin, with a negative result being obtained at 24 hours. The patient is currently asymptomatic and with no evidence of recurrence of the parasitaemia, and able to finish the cancer treatment.

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