Human subcutaneous Dirofilariasis: a report of two cases

I. Barreto Miranda, T. Kampik, S. Poppert & T. Löscher
Dirofilariae are threadlike worms (nematodes) that belong to the Filarioidea family. The genus Dirofilaria consists of many species. Humans are incidental hosts for some of these, most frequently D. immitis, D. repens and D. tenuis. The natural hosts are domestic and wild carnivores, mainly dogs and[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]