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Serological diagnosis of subcutaneous dirofilariosis.

Authors
  • Santamaría, B
  • Di Sacco, B
  • Muro, A
  • Genchi, C
  • Simón, F
  • Cordero, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Publisher
Wiley
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
20
Issue
1
Pages
19–21
Identifiers
PMID: 7671389
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present serological evidence that Dirofilaria immitis was the causative agent of subcutaneous nodules in two patients. ELISA and enzyme-linked immunoblot analysis showed that the two human sera had a reactivity pattern similar to that of D. immitis rabbit immune serum. The reaction pattern of the human sera was very different to that of Dirofilaria repens rabbit immune serum. In the light of our findings, the traditional view that subcutaneous filarial nodules are due to D. repens has to be revised.

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