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.
References in periodicals archive ?
To the Editor: Dirofilariosis caused by infection with the filarial nematode Dirofilaria repens is considered an emerging zoonosis in Europe (1).
Dirofilaria repens infection and concomitant meningoencephalitis.
Dirofilariosis in Poland: the first autochthonous infections with Dirofilaria repens.
There are several species of Dirofilaria in wildlife, and animals from Europe pose the risk of arriving with Dirofilaria repens (Railliet and Henry).
To the Editor: Dirofilaria repens is a vector-borne, zoonotic, filarial nematode that infects dogs, cats, and humans.
Human dirofilariasis: a new French case report with Dirofilaria repens.
This worm showed similarities to an immature Dirofilaria repens female.
Highly sensitive multiplex PCR for simultaneous detection and discrimination of Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens in canince peripheral blood.
Dirofilaria repens is a filarial nematode that affects dogs and other carnivores.
Dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria repens in Italy, an emergent zoonosis: report of 60 new cases.
We report 14 cases of human subcutaneous dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria repens, diagnosed from February 2003 through July 2004, in patients from Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
Human subcutaneous dirofilariasis (HSD) is a zoonotic filariasis caused by infection with several species of worms belonging to the genus Dirofilaria; most documented cases are attributed to Dirofilaria repens (1).