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A Case Report on Oral Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis.

Jayasinghe RD, Gunawardane SR, Sitheeque MA, Wickramasinghe S - Case Rep Infect Dis (2015)

Bottom Line: This disease is endemic in South Eastern United States, Australia, Europe, and Central and Southern Asia.Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens are the common mosquito borne filarial nematodes that cause infection.Several species of mosquitos including Mansonia uniformis, M. annulifera, and Aedes aegypti are the potential vectors for this disease in Sri Lanka.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, 20400 Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

ABSTRACT
Dirofilariasis is an uncommon zoonotic parasitic infection affecting human. The natural hosts for this nematode are animals such as dogs, cats, foxes, jackals, and raccoons. This disease is endemic in South Eastern United States, Australia, Europe, and Central and Southern Asia. Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens are the common mosquito borne filarial nematodes that cause infection. Several species of mosquitos including Mansonia uniformis, M. annulifera, and Aedes aegypti are the potential vectors for this disease in Sri Lanka. Two rare cases of dirofilariasis presenting as facial and intraoral lumps are presented.

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Mentions: A 57-year-old female patient with no significant medical history presented to the Dental Hospital Peradeniya, with a mildly tender nodule of eight-month duration on the left side of the cheek. The patient gave a history of a swelling of the left cheek initially with the skin appearing erythematous, which subsequently subsided with the intake of antibiotics only to be followed by the appearance of the nodule. Extra oral examination revealed a firm, nontender nodular swelling on the left cheek, approximately 2 cm × 2 cm in size, palpable under the skin. The margins of the lesion were not well demarcated and the overlying skin appeared normal. No lymphadenopathy was observed. Intraoral examination showed a well circumscribed, partially moveable, firm swelling on the left side buccal mucosa (Figure 3).


A Case Report on Oral Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis.

Jayasinghe RD, Gunawardane SR, Sitheeque MA, Wickramasinghe S - Case Rep Infect Dis (2015)

Intraoral appearance.
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fig3: Intraoral appearance.
Mentions: A 57-year-old female patient with no significant medical history presented to the Dental Hospital Peradeniya, with a mildly tender nodule of eight-month duration on the left side of the cheek. The patient gave a history of a swelling of the left cheek initially with the skin appearing erythematous, which subsequently subsided with the intake of antibiotics only to be followed by the appearance of the nodule. Extra oral examination revealed a firm, nontender nodular swelling on the left cheek, approximately 2 cm × 2 cm in size, palpable under the skin. The margins of the lesion were not well demarcated and the overlying skin appeared normal. No lymphadenopathy was observed. Intraoral examination showed a well circumscribed, partially moveable, firm swelling on the left side buccal mucosa (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: This disease is endemic in South Eastern United States, Australia, Europe, and Central and Southern Asia.Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens are the common mosquito borne filarial nematodes that cause infection.Several species of mosquitos including Mansonia uniformis, M. annulifera, and Aedes aegypti are the potential vectors for this disease in Sri Lanka.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, 20400 Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

ABSTRACT
Dirofilariasis is an uncommon zoonotic parasitic infection affecting human. The natural hosts for this nematode are animals such as dogs, cats, foxes, jackals, and raccoons. This disease is endemic in South Eastern United States, Australia, Europe, and Central and Southern Asia. Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens are the common mosquito borne filarial nematodes that cause infection. Several species of mosquitos including Mansonia uniformis, M. annulifera, and Aedes aegypti are the potential vectors for this disease in Sri Lanka. Two rare cases of dirofilariasis presenting as facial and intraoral lumps are presented.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus