Microfilaremia from a Dirofilaria-like parasite in Greece. Case report.

  title={Microfilaremia from a Dirofilaria-like parasite in Greece. Case report.},
  author={V Petrocheilou and Michael Theodorakis and Jonathan E. Williams and Helen Prifti and Kostis Georgilis and I Apostolopoulou and Myron Mavrikakis},
  journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica},
  volume={106 2},
In Europe, zoonotic filarial infections in humans are caused by two species, Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens. These parasites are associated mainly with embolic infarcts of the pulmonary artery and subcutaneous nodules, respectively. An unusual dirofilarial infection in a Greek patient who showed marked eosinophilia and microfilaremia is presented. Although the identification of Dirofilaria species is not conclusive, this report is the first on a case of microfilaremia from a… CONTINUE READING