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Journal of Parasitology Research
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 578385, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/578385
Review Article

Clinical Aspects of Dermatitis Associated with Dirofilaria repens in Pets: A Review of 100 Canine and 31 Feline Cases (1990–2010) and a Report of a New Clinic Case Imported from Italy to Dubai

Department of Small Animal Internal Medicine, Pet Connection Veterinary Clinic, P.O. Box 450288, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Received 16 July 2011; Accepted 22 September 2011

Academic Editor: M. J. Stear

Copyright © 2011 Walter Tarello. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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