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Pseudo-tumor of the lung, a rare clinical presentation of dirofilariasis

Authors
Journal
La Presse Médicale
0755-4982
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0755-4982(05)88239-9
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary Introduction Pulmonary dirofilariasis is an uncommon entity. Known as a zoonotic disease it can affect humans as a secondary host. A pseudo-tumor of the lung called “coin” lesion is usually detected while performing a chest X-ray for another reason. Observation We present a case of pulmonary dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria sp. in a 72 year old immunocompetent patient who underwent surgery for suspicion of a neoplasm. Discussion Human pulmonary dirofilariasis should be evoked in asymptomatic patient from endemic area of canine dirofilariasis presenting with a pseudo tumor of the lung.

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