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Zoonotic filaria in a subcutaneous artery of a child in Costa Rica.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6476201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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
Arteries / parasitology*
Child, Preschool
Costa Rica
Filariasis / parasitology*
Filarioidea* / anatomy & histology,  classification
Skin / blood supply*
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