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Human extrapulmonary dirofilariasis in Texas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11147464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human pulmonary infection due to the dog heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, has been reported in the medical literature for many decades. Extrapulmonary infection due to this pathogen is less widely reported, including only nine cases in North America. We report a case of extrapulmonary dirofilariasis manifested as asymptomatic nodular lesions in the anterior abdominal wall of a patient having exploratory laparotomy for carcinoma. We review previously reported cases and discuss the pathophysiology of both pulmonary and extrapulmonary dirofilariasis.
J P Skidmore; P D Dooley; C DeWitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-08     Completed Date:  2000-11-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1009-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex 78234-6200, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / parasitology*,  pathology
Dirofilariasis* / pathology

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