Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 1996 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 7 |Article ID 378616 |

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.

Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis in Nova Scotia

Received25 Apr 1995
Accepted05 Jul 1995


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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