Human Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis Caused by Dirofilaria repens in Ibiza, Spain

Isabel FuentesServicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Can Misses, Centro Insular de Sanidad, Catedra de Anatomia Patologica, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

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Antonio CascalesServicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Can Misses, Centro Insular de Sanidad, Catedra de Anatomia Patologica, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

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Jose Maria RosServicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Can Misses, Centro Insular de Sanidad, Catedra de Anatomia Patologica, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

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Carmelo SansanoServicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Can Misses, Centro Insular de Sanidad, Catedra de Anatomia Patologica, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

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Jose Luis Gonzalez-ArribasServicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Can Misses, Centro Insular de Sanidad, Catedra de Anatomia Patologica, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

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Jorge AlvarServicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Can Misses, Centro Insular de Sanidad, Catedra de Anatomia Patologica, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

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A case of human subcutaneous dirofilariasis contracted in Ibiza, Spain is reported. An incomplete nematode extracted from the eyelid of a woman patient was identified on the basis of its anatomic and histologic characteristics as a nongravid adult female of the species Dirofilaria repens. The subcutaneous location of the worm, together with the epidemiologic data, support this finding.

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