Dirofilaria

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]
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Para todos os animais, foi realizado exame para deteccao da Dirofilaria immitis, como criterio de exclusao, a fim de se evitar a alteracao do padrao vascular pulmonar dos animais estudados, conforme previamente estabelecido por THRALL et al.
Su importancia en salud publica radica en que es considerado vector de Wuchereria bancrofii Cobbold, 1877 y Dirofilaria immitis (Leidy, 1856) (Zagaria et al.
bancrofti (24) and Dirofilaria immitis (25), no report is available on the existence of specific assay for the detection of infective stage larvae of these filarial parasites.
Kit canino para la prueba de antigenos de Dirofilaria immitis y anticuerpos de Borrelia burdorgferi y de Ehrlichia canis.
DETERMINATION OF THE PRESENCE OF DIROFILARIA IMMITIS IN MOSQUITOES USING POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION TECHNIQUE (PCR), Julius S.
* Human Intraocular Filariasis Caused by Dirofilaria sp.
Domestic carnivores are frequently affected by two filarid nematodes namely Dirofilaria spp.
Each sample was tested by use of an ELISA kit (SNAP 4Dx, IDEXX Laboratories, USA) in an attempt to diagnose antigen of Dirofilaria immitis, and antibodies against Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis, and Borrellia burgdorferi according to the protocol listed in the product insert.
This disease is caused by infection with the parasitic worm Dirofilaria immitis.
Among the most severe of these disorders is heartworm disease, a condition caused by infection with a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis.
A dirofilariose, tambem chamada "doenca do verme do coracao" (heartworm disease), e uma antropozoonose emergente de caes, de carater cronico, causada por nematodeos do genero Dirofilaria, onde Dirofilaria immitis e a especie mais amplamente conhecida, sendo transmitida por mosquitos dos generos Aedes, Culex e Anopheles.
La Dirofilaria immitis es un nematode que tiene como hospedero definitivo al perro, gato, zorro, lobo y como hospedero accidental al hombre, en el cual no se completa el desarrollo del parasito (Soulsby, 1987).