International Journal of Advanced Medical and Health Research

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: 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--86

Human dirofilariasis: An emerging zoonotic nematodal infection - A case series


Linta Jacob, Nevil Varghese, Arjun G Menon, Ariyamparambil R Vinayakumar 
 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nevil Varghese
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur - 680 555, Kerala
India

Dirofilariasis is an emerging parasitic infection caused by Dirofilaria spp., a parasite carried by domestic dogs, cats, and other wild animals. Humans become accidental dead end hosts when inoculated with microfilariae by blood sucking arthropods like mosquitoes. Subcutaneous dirofilariasis is an accidental human infection that presents as subcutaneous nodules in the body resulting from an inflammatory reaction in response to the infection. We report a case series of human dirofilariasis to highlight its increasing trend from a tertiary care hospital in Kerala, South India.


How to cite this article:
Jacob L, Varghese N, Menon AG, Vinayakumar AR. Human dirofilariasis: An emerging zoonotic nematodal infection - A case series.Int J Adv Med Health Res 2021;8:83-86


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Jacob L, Varghese N, Menon AG, Vinayakumar AR. Human dirofilariasis: An emerging zoonotic nematodal infection - A case series. Int J Adv Med Health Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Nov 27 ];8:83-86
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