CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(01): 118-119
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703746
Case Report

AN UNANTICIPATED CAUSE OF INTRAMUSCULAR MASS – A CASE REPORT

Rekha Rai
1  Professor, Department of Microbiology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore
,
Vimal Kumar Karnaker
2  Professor & HOD, Department of Microbiology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore
,
Janardhan Naik
3  Consultant Physician, Taluk Hospital, Kasaragod, INDIA
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Abstract:

Dirofilaria are natural parasites of various species of carnivores. Man is an accidental dead end host. Human Dirofilariasis has been reported in certain parts of Southern India and is considered as an emerging zoonotic infection. A nematode extracted from an intramuscular swelling of the right forearm was identified as Dirofilaria immitis based on the morphological and microscopic characters.The sole purpose of this article was to review the clinical course and management of an intramuscular mass.



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Publication Date:
24 April 2020 (online)

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