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Recent increase of human infections with dog heart worm Dirofilaria immitis in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9802097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The human infection with Dirofilaria immitis, was reported for the first time in 1964 from a subcutaneous case, and in 1968 from a pulmonary case in Japan. Since that time, a total of human D. immitis cases amounted to 120 cases up to the first half of 1995. Among these, only one infection with D. repens was reported from a southern island of Okinawa. The parasitological aspects of these cases are reviewed along with clinical, pathological, immunological and epidemiological features.
K Makiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parassitologia     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0048-2951     ISO Abbreviation:  Parassitologia     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-09     Completed Date:  1998-12-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413724     Medline TA:  Parassitologia     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology and Tropical Public Health, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anthelmintics / therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Culicidae / parasitology
Dirofilaria immitis / isolation & purification
Dirofilariasis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  surgery,  transmission
Dog Diseases / epidemiology,  transmission
Dogs / parasitology*
Insect Vectors
Japan / epidemiology
Lung Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
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