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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-62

Subtenons infection by Dirofilaria repens


1 Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Coimbatore-641 014, Tamilnadu, India
2 PSG institute Medical Sciences (BA), Coimbatore-641 014, Tamilnadu, India

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Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Coimbatore-641 014, Tamilnadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.19899

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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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