Biswas, Raja


Candidatus Dirofilaria Hongkongensis Infections in Humans During 2005 to 2020, in Kerala, India

Kumar et al. (2021). The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 104 (6)
Ca. Dirofilaria
Abstract.We tried to determine the epidemiology and species of human dirofilariasis observed at two tertiary care hospitals in Kerala. We searched the hospital database to identify cases of dirofilariosis from January 2005 to March 2020. Along with human isolates, one dog Dirofilaria isolate was also subjected to PCR and sequencing of pan filarial primers cytochrome oxidase subunits 1 and 12S rDNA. We documented 78 cases of human dirofilariosis. The orbit, eyelid, and conjunctiva were the most c