A 46-year-old member asked:
what to do if i am not really saying i think i have it but can humans get heartworm?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rarely - YES: "Pulmonary infection with D. immitis is an infrequently reported cause of lung disease in humans. Approximately 80 cases have been reported in the United States, with increasing numbers reported in recent years. " See: "Human disease caused by dog heartworm." (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1784039)
Answered on May 23, 2015
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