Dirofilaria

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Dirofilaria

 [di″ro-fĭ-lar´e-ah]
a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea. D. im´mitis is common in dogs.

Dirofilaria

(dī'rō-fi-lā'rē-ă),
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.

Dirofilaria

a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea.

Dirofilaria acutiuscula
causes swelling in the subcutaneous fascia of the dorsolumbar area of the peccary.
Dirofilaria conjunctivae
a zoonotic infection on the eyelids of humans, due to infestation of wildlife.
Dirofilaria corynodes
occurs in monkeys.
Dirofilaria immitis
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.
Dirofilaria repens
occurs in the subcutaneous tissues of the dog and cat, and occasionally humans.
Dirofilaria roemeri
Dirofilaria striata
found in the bobcat.
Dirofilaria tenuis
found in subcutaneous tissues of raccoons and humans.
Dirofilaria ursi
occurs in black bears.
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3) The outer cuticle of D immitis is smooth; however, other species, such as Dirofilaria tenuis, have external cuticular ridges.