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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 593-594

Oral dirofilariasis

1 Department of Oral Pathology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dentistry, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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R S Desai
Department of Oral Pathology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.167342

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Dirofilaria is parasitic nematodes of domestic and wild animals that can infect humans accidentally via vectors. Its occurrence in the oral cavity is extremely rare. The most frequent presentation of human dirofilariasis is a single submucosal nodule without signs of inflammation. We hereby, report a case of human dirofilariasis affecting the buccal mucosa in a 32-year-old farmer caused by D. repens.


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