Dirofilaria repens nematode infection with microfilaremia in traveler returning to Belgium from Senegal

Idzi Potters, Gaelle Vanfraechem, Emmanuel Bottieau

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We report human infection with a Dirofilaria repens nematode likely acquired in Senegal. An adult worm was extracted from the right conjunctiva of the case-patient, and blood microfilariae were detected, which led to an initial misdiagnosis of loiasis. We also observed the complete life cycle of a D. repens nematode in this patient.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1761-1763
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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