Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Home About us Ahead Of Print Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Editorial Board Login 
Users Online:1020
  Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 349-351

Human subcutaneous dirofilariasis

1 Department of Pathology, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, India
2 Department of ENT, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
V Srinivasamurthy
Department of Pathology, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Rajajinagar, Bangalore - 10
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.102052

Rights and Permissions

Human subcutaneous dirofilariasis (HSD) is a zoonotic filariasis caused by an infection with one of the several species of worms belonging to the genus dirofilaria. Most documented cases are attributed to dirofilaria repens. The parasites are transmitted to man by zoo-anthropophilic blood sucking insects and an infection is manifested as subcutaneous nodules. We hereby report a case of subcutaneous dirofilariasis in front of the neck, in a 40-year-old female, clinically mimicking thyroglossal cyst. An excision biopsy showed the presence of an adult dirofilaria identified as D. repens with granulomatous inflammatory reaction.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded12    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal