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Human pulmonary Dirofilariasis: one more case in Greece suggests that Dirofilaria is a rather common cause of coin lesions in the lungs in endemic areas of Europe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20378021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Herein we describe a case of a 52 year-old male from Greece who presented with a coin lesion in the right lung, which proved to be an infection from Dirofilaria immitis. A careful review of the literature shows that, contrary to the common perception, humans may be frequently infected by Dirofilaria species. For this reason the authors suggest that in every case which presents with a coin lesion in the lung in endemic areas, dirofilariasis should always be considered, and excluded before any other intervention is decided.
D Miliaras; S Meditskou; A Kelekis; I Papachristos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of immunopathology and pharmacology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0394-6320     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-09     Completed Date:  2010-05-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911335     Medline TA:  Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Histology and Embryology, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Dirofilaria immitis / isolation & purification*
Dirofilariasis / complications*
Lung / pathology,  radiography
Lung Diseases, Parasitic / complications*
Middle Aged
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / etiology*,  pathology

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