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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 276--278

Gnathostomiasis of the anterior chamber

P Barua1, NK Hazarika1, N Barua1, CK Barua2, B Choudhury1 
1 Department of Microbiology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati - 781 024, Assam, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati - 781 024, Assam, India

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P Barua
Department of Microbiology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati - 781 024, Assam
India

Ocular involvement with Gnathostoma spinigerum occurs years after the initial infection that is acquired by ingestion of poorly cooked, pickled seafood or water contaminated with third stage larvae. Here we report a case of gnathostomiasis of the left eye of a 32-year-old lady hailing from Meghalaya, India. Her vision had deteriorated to hand movement. Slit lamp examination revealed a live, actively motile worm in the anterior chamber, which was extracted by supra temporal limbal incision and visual acuity was restored.

How to cite this article:
Barua P, Hazarika N K, Barua N, Barua C K, Choudhury B. Gnathostomiasis of the anterior chamber.Indian J Med Microbiol 2007;25:276-278

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Barua P, Hazarika N K, Barua N, Barua C K, Choudhury B. Gnathostomiasis of the anterior chamber. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Jul 7 ];25:276-278
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