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, M. 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
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume30
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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Dirofilaria immitis
Inferior Vena Cava
Japan
Infection
Liver Cirrhosis
Autopsy
Parasites

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  • Infectious Diseases

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Takeuchi, T., Asami, K., Kobayashi, S., Masuda, M., Tanabe, M., Miura, S., ... Murai, T. (1981). Dirofilaria immitis infection in man: Report of a case of the infection in heart and inferior vena cava from Japan. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 30(5), 966-969.

Dirofilaria immitis infection in man : Report of a case of the infection in heart and inferior vena cava from Japan. / Takeuchi, T.; Asami, K.; Kobayashi, S.; Masuda, M.; Tanabe, M.; Miura, S.; Asakawa, M.; Murai, T.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 30, No. 5, 1981, p. 966-969.

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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', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 966-969.
Takeuchi, T. ; Asami, K. ; Kobayashi, S. ; Masuda, M. ; Tanabe, M. ; Miura, S. ; Asakawa, M. ; Murai, T. / Dirofilaria immitis infection in man : Report of a case of the infection in heart and inferior vena cava from Japan. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 1981 ; Vol. 30, No. 5. pp. 966-969.
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