Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

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

Ocular dirofilariasis


Reema Nath1, Rajen Gogoi2, Narayan Bordoloi3, Tapan Gogoi2 
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

Correspondence Address:
Reema Nath
Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Nath R, Gogoi R, Bordoloi N, Gogoi T. Ocular dirofilariasis.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2010;53:157-159


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Nath R, Gogoi R, Bordoloi N, Gogoi T. Ocular dirofilariasis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Jan 28 ];53:157-159
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