Human pulmonary dirofilariasis at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: a case report

We report a case of human pulmonary dirofilariasis in a female patient 45-years-old, derived from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The chest radiologic finding consisted of single pulmonary nodule located on the left lower lobe that simulated lung tumor. Human pulmonary dirofilariasis might be investigated in nodules that are not malignants and require conclusive diagnosis.

Human pulmonary dirofilariasis; Dirofilaria immitis; Solitary pulmonary nodule; Brazil

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