Tropical Parasitology

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: 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110--113

Human oral dirofilariasis


Anita Spadigam, Anita Dhupar, Shaheen Syed, Poonam Ramnath Sawant 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India

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Dr Poonam Ramnath Sawant
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim-Goa
India

Zoonotic filarial infections particularly dirofilariasis have been reported worldwide. The route of transmission to human beings is vector-borne through mosquitoes. Increased mosquito activity subsequent to global warming has influenced the transmission of dirofilarial infection in many geographic regions, including Asia. Dirofilariasis presents as mucocutaneous and pulmonary infections. Dirofilarial infections rarely manifest in the oral and perioral region and can pose to be a diagnostic challenge to clinicians. We report the first case of oral dirofilariasis in Goa, India.


How to cite this article:
Spadigam A, Dhupar A, Syed S, Sawant PR. Human oral dirofilariasis.Trop Parasitol 2018;8:110-113


How to cite this URL:
Spadigam A, Dhupar A, Syed S, Sawant PR. Human oral dirofilariasis. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Jun 20 ];8:110-113
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