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Acharya D, Chatra PS, Rao SP, Ahamed A
Correspondence: Dr Priyank S Chatra, email@example.com
Subcutaneous dirofilariasis is a parasitic infestation found in endemic areas in Mediterranean countries such as Italy. It is occasionally reported in India, mostly from the state of Kerala. Presentation in an infant is extremely rare. We report a case of subcutaneous dirofilariasis in a child that was diagnosed by ultrasonography and confirmed by surgery.
Keywords: Dirofilaria repens, dirofilariasis, microfilaria, subcutaneous nodules
Singapore Med J 2012; 53(9): e184–e185