DOI

We report human infection with a Dirofilaria repens nematode likely acquired in Senegal. An adult worm was extracted from the right conjunctiva of the case-patient, and blood microfilariae were detected, which led to an initial misdiagnosis of loiasis. We also observed the complete life cycle of a D. repens nematode in this patient.
Originele taal-2Engels
TijdschriftEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
Pagina's (van-tot)1761-1763
Aantal pagina's3
ISSN1080-6040
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2018

    Expertisedomeinen

  • B780-tropische-geneeskunde - Belgium, Blood, Conjunctiva, Dirofilaria repens, eye worm, Filariasis, human infection, Microfilaremia, Microfilariae, nematode, ocular infection, Parasites, Senegal, traveler, Zoonoses

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