Imaging Findings of Subcutaneous Human Dirofilariasis
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol . Sep-Oct 2021;50(5):755-757. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2019.07.001. Epub 2019 Jul 12.
Syed I Alam, Pankaj Nepal, Song C Lu, Ahmed Elramadi, Joshua M Sapire
Dirofilariasis is an emerging helminthic zoonosis seldom reported. Humans are accidental hosts and rarely affected. We report a case of dirofilariasis presenting as a subcutaneous nodule in the uncommon location in the thigh with concealed history of dog meat handler. Of the cases published in literature, imaging findings of this disease have been few and far between. In this article, we describe multimodality imaging findings of dirofilariasis in the thigh.
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