IP Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research

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Srikousthubha MS*, Mohandas AS

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Dirofilariasis in humans presenting as a subcutaneous nodule

Case Report

Author Details : Srikousthubha MS*, Mohandas AS

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 225-227


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Human dirofilariasis is an uncommon zoonotic roundworm infection caused by worms belonging to dirofilaria species transmitted by zoo -anthropophilic blood sucking insects which is known to manifest as ocular infection or as a subcutaneous nodule usually in the upper part of the body. We present a case report of subcutaneous dirofilariasis in the left temporal region besides the eye brow in a 65yr old female, clinically diagnosed as epidermal cyst. Gross and histopathological evaluation revealed the presence of an adult worm with granulomatous inflammatory reaction.

Keywords: Dirofilariasis, Human, subcutaneous

How to cite : Srikousthubha Ms, Mohandas As, Dirofilariasis in humans presenting as a subcutaneous nodule. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2021;6(3):225-227

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