a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea. D. im´mitis is common in dogs.
A genus of filaria (family Onchocercidae, superfamily Filarioidea); Dirofilaria species are usually found in mammals other than humans, but rare examples of human infection are known, as by Dirofilaria immitis.
[L. dirus, dread, + filum, thread]
Dirofilaria/Di·ro·fi·la·ria/ (di″ro-fĭ-lar´e-ah) a genus of filarial nematodes (superfamily Filarioidea), including D. immit´is, the heartworm, found in the right heart and veins of the dog, wolf, and fox.
a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea.
causes swelling in the subcutaneous fascia of the dorsolumbar area of the peccary.
a zoonotic infection on the eyelids of humans, due to infestation of wildlife.
occurs in monkeys.
occurs in dog, cat, fox and wolf and has been recorded in humans and many other species. Transmitted by the intermediate hosts, Culex, Aedes, Anopheles and other mosquito genera. Found in the blood vessels, especially the heart and the pulmonary artery. Cause heartworm disease.
occurs in the subcutaneous tissues of the dog and cat, and occasionally humans.
see pelecitus roemeri.
found in the bobcat.
found in subcutaneous tissues of raccoons and humans.
occurs in black bears.