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Zoonotic filaria in a subcutaneous artery of a child in Costa Rica.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6476201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 2-year-old boy from a rural community of Costa Rica was admitted to hospital with a rash of increasing severity over an area of the flank about 8 cm in diameter. Sections of a biopsy from the center of the affected area revealed a necrotic mature, infertile, female filaria about 120 microns in diameter in a subcutaneous artery, surrounded by a layer of dense eosinophilic granulomatous reaction which at one point, along with the worm, extended into the dermis. The worm, readily distinguished from Dirofilaria, Onchocerca, Wuchereria and Brugia, was unidentified.
Authors:
P C Beaver; R Brenes; G Vargas Solano
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-24     Completed Date:  1984-09-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arteries / parasitology*
Child, Preschool
Costa Rica
Female
Filariasis / parasitology*
Filarioidea* / anatomy & histology,  classification
Humans
Male
Skin / blood supply*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AI 04919/AI/NIAID NIH HHS

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