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Dirofilaria Repens as a Cause of Subconjunctival Infection in a 77-Years Old Female Patient from Croatia – A Case Report

Mario Sviben ; Microbiology Service, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Tomislav Meštrović ; Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology Laboratory, Polyclinic »Dr. Zora Profozić«, Zagreb, Croatia
Khalil Nemer ; General Hospital »dr. Ivo Pedišić«, Sisak, Croatia
Katarina Palko Bartulović ; General Hospital »dr. Ivo Pedišić«, Sisak, Croatia
Robert Škara ; General Hospital »dr. Ivo Pedišić«, Sisak, Croatia
Gordana Mlinarić Galinović ; Microbiology Service, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Sviben, M., Meštrović, T., Nemer, K., Palko Bartulović, K., Škara, R. & Mlinarić Galinović, G. (2013). Dirofilaria Repens as a Cause of Subconjunctival Infection in a 77-Years Old Female Patient from Croatia – A Case Report. Collegium antropologicum, 37 (3), 995-997. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/118313
MLA 8th Edition
Sviben, Mario, et al. "Dirofilaria Repens as a Cause of Subconjunctival Infection in a 77-Years Old Female Patient from Croatia – A Case Report." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 37, no. 3, 2013, pp. 995-997. https://hrcak.srce.hr/118313. Accessed 16 May 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Sviben, Mario, Tomislav Meštrović, Khalil Nemer, Katarina Palko Bartulović, Robert Škara and Gordana Mlinarić Galinović. "Dirofilaria Repens as a Cause of Subconjunctival Infection in a 77-Years Old Female Patient from Croatia – A Case Report." Collegium antropologicum 37, no. 3 (2013): 995-997. https://hrcak.srce.hr/118313
Harvard
Sviben, M., et al. (2013). 'Dirofilaria Repens as a Cause of Subconjunctival Infection in a 77-Years Old Female Patient from Croatia – A Case Report', Collegium antropologicum, 37(3), pp. 995-997. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118313 (Accessed 16 May 2021)
Vancouver
Sviben M, Meštrović T, Nemer K, Palko Bartulović K, Škara R, Mlinarić Galinović G. Dirofilaria Repens as a Cause of Subconjunctival Infection in a 77-Years Old Female Patient from Croatia – A Case Report. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2021 May 16];37(3):995-997. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118313
IEEE
M. Sviben, T. Meštrović, K. Nemer, K. Palko Bartulović, R. Škara and G. Mlinarić Galinović, "Dirofilaria Repens as a Cause of Subconjunctival Infection in a 77-Years Old Female Patient from Croatia – A Case Report", Collegium antropologicum, vol.37, no. 3, pp. 995-997, 2013. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118313. [Accessed: 16 May 2021]

Abstracts
The zoonotic parasites of the genus Dirofilaria are on the increase as an accidental finding or as a cause of disease in humans worldwide. Human dirofilariasis usually manifests as either subcutaneous infiltrates or lung parenchymal dis- ease, in many cases asymptomatically. We report the case of a 77-year old female patient presenting with irritation and pain in her left eye. Ophthalmologic examination of the temporal part of her left eye revealed motile and threadlike or- ganism, which was surgically extracted and morphologically identified as Dirofilaria. Further molecular diagnostics with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmed that the isolated organism is Dirofilaria repens. Due to already recog- nized autochthonous occurrence of human dirofilariasis in Croatia, human dirofilariasis must be included in the differ- ential diagnosis of patients presenting with subcutaneous nodules, eye affection and other potential manifestations of this disease.

Keywords
dirofilariasis; nematode; subconjunctival infection; ophthalmology; parasitology

Hrčak ID: 118313

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/118313

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