Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis in Okinawa, Japan

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  • University of Hawaii Program, Okinawa Central Hospital, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Okinawa, Japan

A nematode within a subcutaneous nodule excised from an elderly Okinawan man has been tentatively identified in sections as an immature Dirofilaria repens—the first to be reported from Japan.

Author Notes

Present address: McGill University, Department of Medicine, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada.

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