Dirofilaria immitis infection in man: Report of a case of the infection in heart and inferior vena cava from Japan

T. Takeuchi, K. Asami, S. Kobayashi, M. Masuda, Masanobu Tanabe, S. Miura, M. Asakawa, T. Murai

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Abstract

Two slender nematodes were incidentally found at autopsy in the heart and inferior vena cava of a 36-year-old Japanese man who died of liver cirrhosis. The parasite from the heart measured 29.5 cm by 0.87 mm, and that from the inferior vena cava 26.5 cm by 0.85 mm. The worms were identified as non-gravid adult female Dirofilaria immitis. This is the fourth case of infection with D. immitis in the heart and large vessels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)966-969
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Takeuchi, T., Asami, K., Kobayashi, S., Masuda, M., Tanabe, M., Miura, S., Asakawa, M., & Murai, T. (1981). Dirofilaria immitis infection in man: Report of a case of the infection in heart and inferior vena cava from Japan. Unknown Journal, 30(5), 966-969. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.1981.30.966