Human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens: a review of world literature.

  title={Human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens: a review of world literature.},
  author={Silvio Pampiglione and G Canestri Trotti and Francesco Rivasi},
  volume={37 2-3},
For some Dirofilaria spp. of zoonotic importance, such as D.immitis, D.tenuis, D.ursi, reviews of human cases were often published. For D. repens there is no published information giving a picture of the importance of the problem and of the geographical distribution of the parasite in the world. From a study of the international literature and from direct experience (our workgroup observed 75 cases in Italy) we have ascertained that the condition associated with D. repens is the most frequent… CONTINUE READING

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