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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-69

A case of human thelaziasis from Himachal Pradesh


1 Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla - 171 002, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Opthalmology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla - 171 002, Himachal Pradesh, India

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A Sharma
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla - 171 002, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.19902

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Small, chalky-white, threadlike, motile worms were isolated from the conjunctival sac of a 32 year-old woman residing in the Himalaya mountains. They were identified as both male and female worms of Thelazia callipaeda . To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case report of human thelaziasis from India.






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