Case of a subcutaneous nodule

Madi, Deepak R and *, Basavaprabhu Achappa and Kini, Hema and Gupta, Mamta and * , Soundarya Mahalingam (2014) Case of a subcutaneous nodule. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 4 (Sup.1 ). S336-S337.

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Human dirofilariasis is an emerging zoonotic disease caused mainly by Dirofilaria repens and Dirofilaria immitis. Human dirofilariasis presents commonly as subcutaneous nodules, pulmonary nodules or nodules in the eye. We present a case of human dirofilariasis from India, a subcutaneous nodule on the scalp. Physical examination showed a well defined, tender and oval shaped nodule about 2cm x 2cm on the left temporal region. The nodule was excised. Pathological examination revealed a nematode embedded in eosinophil rich inflammatoryinfiltrate. Under the microscope, the nematode was identified as Dirofilaria repens based on morphology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dirofilariasis, Subcutaneous nodule, Dirofilaria repens
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Paediatrics
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 06:23
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2014 06:23

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