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Periocular dirofilariasis in a young woman: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19127334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of periocular dirofilariasis has been diagnosed in Iran. A 27-yr old female referred with a history of edema and redness in the left eye since 2 wk ago. On slit lamp examination, a moving thread-like worm was seen in the subconjunctival area. Two days later, a 126 mm long, live filaria worm was extracted from the lower lid subcutaneous tissue. The worm was diagnosed as, likelihood, Dirofilaria immitis on microscopic examinations. The present case suggests that D. immitis can cause periocular infections.
Amir Jamshidi; Mahin Jamshidi; Iraj Mobedi; Mandana Khosroara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Korean journal of parasitology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0023-4001     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-07     Completed Date:  2009-03-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435800     Medline TA:  Korean J Parasitol     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ophthalmology Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Dirofilaria immitis / anatomy & histology,  isolation & purification
Dirofilariasis / diagnosis*,  parasitology
Eye Infections, Parasitic / diagnosis*,  parasitology*

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