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

Oral dirofilariasis

RS Desai1, N Pai2, AP Nehete1, JS Singh1 
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
India

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.

How to cite this article:
Desai R S, Pai N, Nehete A P, Singh J S. Oral dirofilariasis.Indian J Med Microbiol 2015;33:593-594

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Desai R S, Pai N, Nehete A P, Singh J S. Oral dirofilariasis. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];33:593-594
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