Ein Dirofilaria repens fallbericht aus Ungarn

Translated title of the contribution: Dirofilaria repens infection case in Hungary: A case report

Katinka Pónyai, Norbert Wikonkál, Gyula Bottlik, Judit Hársing, István Kucsera, Attila Horváth, Sarolta Kárpáti

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A 51-year-old female developed urticarial lesions of her right forearm which progressed into transient edema and subcutaneous swelling. Later a small infiltrated subcutaneous nodule also appeared and was removed in toto. Histopathological examination revealed the presence of Dirofilaria repens.This worm is the cause of an endemic zoonosis in the Mediterranean area. In the past decade many cases have been reported worldwide, but the condition appears rare in Hungary and skin findings have not been described.

Translated title of the contributionDirofilaria repens infection case in Hungary: A case report
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1051-1053
Number of pages3
JournalJDDG - Journal of the German Society of Dermatology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006


  • Dirofilaria repens
  • Painless mobile nodus
  • Subcutaneous swelling
  • Zoonosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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