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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 354--356

Case of Phthiriasis palpebrarum with blepheroconjunctivitis

B Kiran1, SA Kareem2, V Illamani1, S Chitralekha1 
1 Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chrompet, Chennai-600 044, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chrompet, Chennai-600 044, India

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B Kiran
Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chrompet, Chennai-600 044
India

A 70-year-old woman came to ophthalmology outpatient department with complaints of repeated episodes of itching, redness and watering in both eyes of 3 months duration. She was treated with antibiotics elsewhere but had no improvement. Slit lamp examination showed lice and nits anchored to the eyelashes. Light microscopic examination of the matted eye lashes and crusts further helped in identification of the ectoparasites as Phthirus pubis (Pubic louse or Crab louse) with typical morphology.

How to cite this article:
Kiran B, Kareem S A, Illamani V, Chitralekha S. Case of Phthiriasis palpebrarum with blepheroconjunctivitis.Indian J Med Microbiol 2012;30:354-356

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Kiran B, Kareem S A, Illamani V, Chitralekha S. Case of Phthiriasis palpebrarum with blepheroconjunctivitis. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Feb 25 ];30:354-356
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