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Subconjunctival dirofilariasis in India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11556571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria repens, have been reported to occur widely throughout Asia, Europe and Africa. Reports of this infection from India are however limited. Herein we report a case of subconjunctival dirofilariasis from Karnataka state of India. A 42 year old man presented with a history of pain and swelling in the left eye. A live parasite measuring 3.5cm in length was surgically removed from the nodular swelling in the conjunctiva. The parasite was identified as Dirofilaria repens, adult male.
S Nadgir; S S Tallur; V Mangoli; L H Halesh; B V Krishna
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-14     Completed Date:  2002-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, India.
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MeSH Terms
Conjunctival Diseases / epidemiology*,  parasitology,  surgery
Dirofilariasis / epidemiology*,  surgery
India / epidemiology

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