Indian Journal of Dermatology
E-IJD CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 420-

Subcutaneous infraorbital dirofilariasis


Anil S Krishna1, N Bilahari2, Savithry3, Robert P Ambooken4 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N Bilahari
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PSM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Akkikavu, Thrisshur, Kerala
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Krishna AS, Bilahari N, Savithry, Ambooken RP. Subcutaneous infraorbital dirofilariasis.Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:420-420


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Krishna AS, Bilahari N, Savithry, Ambooken RP. Subcutaneous infraorbital dirofilariasis. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Aug 3 ];60:420-420
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