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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 420

Subcutaneous infraorbital dirofilariasis

1 Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Daya Hospital, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PSM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Akkikavu, Thrissur, Kerala, India
3 General Pathologist, Polyclinic Pvt Ltd, Thrissur, Kerala, India
4 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Dr. N Bilahari
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PSM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Akkikavu, Thrisshur, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.160513

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Dirofilariasis is a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes from domestic and wild animals. Humans accidentally get infected and can present with a lung nodule, subcutaneous mass or an ocular lesion which will be either subconjunctival or periorbital. Proper microbiological and histopathological examinations aid in proper diagnosis. Herein, we present a case report of a 64-year-old female patient from Kerala with an infraorbital mass diagnosed as dirofilariasis.

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