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Nodular periorbital dirofilariasis in a child in Romania: case report

Journal of Microbiology & Experimentation
Lidia Lazar,1,2 Alexandru Popescu1,3


The Dirofilaria repens infection is now recognised as a worldwide emerging parasitic zoonosis, with rare reported human cases in Romania. Herein the clinico-diagnosis features of the nodular periorbital dirofilariasis case in a child are portrayed. This case emphasizes that dirofilariasis should be included in the differential diagnosis of the human nodular disorders at any age and the growing concern from the public health outlook.


human dirofilariasis, diagnosis, public health