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Journal:   ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE   January 2003 , Volume 6 , Number 1; Page(s) 63 To 65.
 
Paper: 

ZOONOTIC SUBCUTANEOUS DIROFILARIASIS IN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  ATHARI A.*
 
* Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Zoonotic dirofilariasis has been reported sporadically from many parts of the world, ‎but there are few reports of this condition from Iran. In this article, we present a case ‎with subcutaneous infection due to Dirofilaria repens and discuss the significant ‎aspects of the disease. The patient was a 22-year-old man who acquired the infection during his ‎conscription in Karaj and was referred to us with a mass containing a viable filarial ‎nematode in subcutaneous tissues of the forehead. The nematode was misidentified as ‎Wuchereria bancrofti in a local laboratory, based on its macroscopic appearance. ‎Cross-sectional studies and anatomic characterization of the parasite were essential to ‎make an accurate diagnosis, although the parasites geographic distribution and the ‎patients travel history were also helpful‏.‏
 
Keyword(s): DIROFILARIA REPENS, DIROFILARIASIS, SUBCUTANEOUS NODULE
 
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