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Breast infection due to Dirofilaria repens: report of two new Italian cases and revision of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10376282     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two new cases of human dirofilariasis, occurred in women aged 46 and 52 years, respectively, both living in Lombardy (Northern Italy) are reported. Dirofilaria repens nematodes were localised in the breast in both cases. In one of them the parasite was accidentally extracted while the patient underwent a fine needle aspirate. The international literature records 30 cases of breast Dirofilariasis. Except in rare cases, the parasite was located subcutaneously in the breast, and nested in a nodule. The clinical diagnoses were consistently wrong, the nodule being diagnosed as a suspected tumor of the breast.
S Pampiglione; S Di Palma; A Bono; C Bartoli; S Pilotti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parassitologia     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0048-2951     ISO Abbreviation:  Parassitologia     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-27     Completed Date:  1999-07-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413724     Medline TA:  Parassitologia     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria e Patologia Animale, Università di Bologna, Milano.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Breast / parasitology,  pathology
Dirofilariasis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Mastitis / diagnosis,  parasitology*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged

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