We report 74 patients in Italy infected with Mansonella perstans nematodes, a poorly described filarial parasite. M. perstans nematodes should be included in the differential diagnosis for patients with eosinophilia from disease-endemic countries. Serologic analysis is useful for screening, and testing for microfilaremia in peripheral blood should be performed for parasite-positive patients.

Imported Infections with Mansonella perstans Nematodes, Italy

Angheben, Andrea;Bisoffi, Zeno
2017

Abstract

We report 74 patients in Italy infected with Mansonella perstans nematodes, a poorly described filarial parasite. M. perstans nematodes should be included in the differential diagnosis for patients with eosinophilia from disease-endemic countries. Serologic analysis is useful for screening, and testing for microfilaremia in peripheral blood should be performed for parasite-positive patients.
Italy; Mansonella perstans; eosinophilia; expatriates; filariasis; immigrants; imported infections; microfilaremia; nematodes; parasites
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