Cutaneous dirofilariasis presenting as an eyelid swelling

Tropical Doctor
Shrutakirthi D ShenoiUrmila N Khadilkar


Dirofilariasis is a common filarial infection occurring in domestic and wild animals as a result of arthropod bites. However, it can be transmitted to humans after mosquito bites. Here, we report a case of a 54-year-old lady who developed an unilateral eyelid swelling secondary to Dirofilaria repens.


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