A Human Case of Dirofilaria Immitis Infection

Summary

There was found at autopsy in the right heart of a 40-year-old, diabetic, female resident of New Orleans, a worm 21 cm in length and identified as Dirofilaria immitis. A similar case was reported from New Orleans in 1941.

Author Notes

Department of Tropical Medicine and Medical Parasitology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Deceased; Department of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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