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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 157-159

Ocular dirofilariasis


1 Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, India
3 Chandraprava Eye Hospital, Jorhat, Assam, India

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Reema Nath
Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.59213

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Dirofilaria is a parasite of domestic and wild animals that can infect humans accidentally. It is being reported in increasing numbers from Mediterranean countries like Italy. In India this infection is occasionally being reported. We report three cases of ocular dirofilariasis from the state of Assam presenting as periorbital and subconjunctival cysts. The parasites were identified as Dirofilaria repens. The purpose of this article is to take note of this emerging zoonosis in Assam; also to review literature in the cases reported.


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