Human Dirofilaria repens infection in Hungary: A case in the spermatic cord and a review of the literature

S. Pampiglione, G. Elek, P. Pálfi, F. Vetési, István Varga

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Abstract

Orchiectomy was performed in a 37-year-old Hungarian man exhibiting a swelling in his right testicle. Histology revealed a nodule attached to the spermatic cord, consisting of a granulomatous tissue around sections of a nematode. The worm was identified as Dirofilaria repens, an uncommon parasite in Hungary. As the patient had been abroad only in Italy where cases of dirofilariosis in dogs and humans are relatively frequent, it is assumed that the infection might have been acquired in that country 5 years earlier. This is the fifth case, published so far in the world, of such a localization in a human. The human cases of dirofilariosis reported in Hungary are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Dirofilaria repens
  • Hungary
  • Man
  • Spermatic cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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