Subcutaneous human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria Repens: Report of two cases

Harish S. Permi, S. Veena, H. L. Kishan Prasad, Y. Sunil Kumar, Rajashekar Mohan, K. Jayaprakash Shetty

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Abstract

Zoonotic filariasis due to Dirofilaria repens (D. repens) is prevalent in several regions of the world. In view of recent rise of human D. repens infections in Europe, Africa and Asia, it is considered an emerging zoonosis in these continents. Most of the documented cases of human dirofilariasis recorded in India had ocular infections, but very few subcutaneous dirofilariasis have been reported. We hereby report two cases of subcutaneous human dirofilariasis due to D.repens with varied clinical presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Global Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Infectious Diseases

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Permi, H. S., Veena, S., Kishan Prasad, H. L., Kumar, Y. S., Mohan, R., & Shetty, K. J. (2011). Subcutaneous human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria Repens: Report of two cases. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 3(2), 199-201. https://doi.org/10.4103/0974-777X.81702