This was a case of filariasis caused by Wuchereria bancrofti.
Diagnostic features were:
- Size of the microfilaria was consistent with that of W. bancrofti (244-296 µm).
- Presence of a sheath.
- Nuclei were not present all the way to the end of the pointed tail (anucleate tail).
- Relatively short cephalic space (the area where there are no nuclei in the anterior end or head).
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