Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 199--201

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


Harish S Permi1, S Veena2, HL Kishan Prasad1, Y Sunil Kumar1, Rajashekar Mohan3, K Jayaprakash Shetty1 
1 Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy of Nitte Univesity, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of General Surgery, K S Hegde Medical Academy of Nitte Univesity, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
H L Kishan Prasad
Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy of Nitte Univesity, Mangalore
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Permi HS, Veena S, Kishan Prasad H L, Kumar Y S, Mohan R, Shetty K J. Subcutaneous human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria Repens: Report of two cases.J Global Infect Dis 2011;3:199-201


How to cite this URL:
Permi HS, Veena S, Kishan Prasad H L, Kumar Y S, Mohan R, Shetty K J. Subcutaneous human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria Repens: Report of two cases. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jan 17 ];3:199-201
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