A Case of Dirofilariasis Involving the Lung

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  • Metropolitan Hospital Clinics, Detroit, Michigan


Chest x-ray detected a lesion in the lung of a Detroit resident with cardiac symptoms. In the resected cyst-like lesion a filarial worm was found dead in a necrotic pulmonary artery. It was identified as Dirofilaria, apparently a female, and was thought to have been acquired in South Carolina.