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MICROBIOLOGY SECTION - CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 146-148

Ocular thelaziasis in Assam: A report of two cases


1 Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, India
2 Regional Medical Research Centre, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Reema Nath
Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh - 786 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.40430

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Small, white, thread-like, motile worms were recovered from the conjunctival sac of a 13-year-old girl and a 50-year-old woman from Dibrugarh district, Assam, India. They were identified as thelazia species. These two cases have been reported due to their rarity in India and elsewhere.


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