pulmonary dirofilariasis

pulmonary dirofilariasis

A benign self-limited disease caused by lodging of microfilariae of Dirofilaria immitis in the pulmonary artery
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Published reviews have shown that 75-95% of pulmonary dirofilariasis presents as a single granuloma, which was not the case in this patient [4].
7] In cases of human pulmonary dirofilariasis, medical treatment against the parasite is not indicated as the fragment of the worm has already been encapsulated by the immune system.
From a diagnostic perspective, video-assisted thoracoscopic biopsy is the most direct technique for diagnosing human pulmonary dirofilariasis as less invasive serologic testing is not currently available [4].
Yassin, "Human pulmonary dirofilariasis presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule: a case report and a brief review of literature," Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, vol.
Human pulmonary dirofilariasis (HPD) is caused by the transmission of infective third stage larvae of the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, during blood-feeding by infected mosquitoes.
Internet search engines, including Google[R], Google Scholar[R], PubMed, Medline, and Ovid, were queried with the key words as Medical Subject Heading (MESH) search terms to examine case reports and series of human pulmonary dirofilariasis (HPD).
Common Misconceptions Regarding the Clinical and Radiographic Manifestations of Canine and Human Pulmonary Dirofilariasis
The Descriptive Epidemiology of Human Pulmonary Dirofilariasis in the South
In Brazil, human pulmonary dirofilariasis caused by D.
The immature worms found in human pulmonary dirofilariasis are characterized by diameters ranging from 100 to 350 [micro]m, presence of a thick laminated cuticle, inwardly projecting lateral cuticular chords, and abundant somatic muscle.
Diagnosis of pulmonary dirofilariasis has rarely been made prior to surgical resection.
immunoglobulin G antibodies against the endosymbionts of filarial nematodes (Wolbachia) in patients with pulmonary dirofilariasis.