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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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

human dirofilariasis, diagnosis, public health

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