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David JM Haldane, B Lynn Johnston, Noreen MG Walsh, "Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis in Nova Scotia", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 7, Article ID 378616, 3 pages, 1996. https://doi.org/10.1155/1996/378616
Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis in Nova Scotia
A case of dirofilariasis in a 78-year-old woman from Nova Scotia is described along with the histological findings and the basis of identification of the parasite. The patient developed a subcutaneous nodule, which was excised. Dirofilaria ursi and ursi-like nematodes are a rare cause of subcutaneous nodules. This is the first time dirofilariasis has been diagnosed in an adult in Atlantic Canada.
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