Subtenons infection by Dirofilaria repens

Sathyan, P.; Manikandan, P.; Bhaskar, M.; Padma, S.; Singh, G.; Appalaraju, B.
January 2006
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2006, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p61
Academic Journal
journal article
Zoonotic filariasis caused by Dirofilaria repens, a parasite of carnivores occurs mainly in countries surrounding Mediterranean region. The infection occurs in and around eye among animal handlers through vector transmission. We are reporting a case of human Dirofilariasis affecting subtenons region in a 63 year-old woman from Coimbatore, South India. The purpose of this article is to review the clinical course and management of ocular Dirofilariasis.


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