Microbiology & parasitology


Dirofilaria repens

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Life cycle of D. repens

Gross description
Gross images

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10 cm long D. repens removed from conjunctiva

Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

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470 μm in diameter

Dirofilaria has longitudinal cuticular ridges

Loa loa has irregularly spaced cuticular bosses

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"Third testes" in infant

Peripheral smear description
Peripheral smear images

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Knott concentration performed on blood revealed 6 larvae per mm, each ~375 μm long by ~10 μm wide

D. repens versus L. loa

Differential diagnosis
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