another reason to stay away from mosquitos in Cochin

Dr.Jobi
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a 45 yr old lady presented with a 2 cm subcutaneous inflammatory swelling over manubruim sterni of 3 weeks .It responded to antibiotic therapy , but the swelling persisted with itching. She is diabetic and gives a H/O carcinoma right breast treated 10 yrs back. since the swelling persisted , she underwent an excision biopsy which revealed Dirofilaria worm in subcutaneous fat nodule. Dirofilaria is a vector-borne parasitic disease of dogs and cats and is transmitted by mosquitoes. human are accidental hosts and can present with subcutaneous nodules or occualr filariasis
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