Dirofilaria striata infection in a North Carolina child.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A living, adult female Dirofilaria striata was removed from the orbit of a 6-year-old boy living in Buncombe County, NC. The specific identification of the filaria was based on its size and the morphological features of the cuticle including the weak, irregular, longitudinal ridges and small but conspicuous lateral alae.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Orihel, TC; Isbey, EK

Published Date

  • February 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 124 - 126

PubMed ID

  • 2316783

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9637

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4269/ajtmh.1990.42.124


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States