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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-86

Ocular thelaziasis in a 7-month-old infant

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh 786002 Assam, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Lion KK Saharia Hospital, AT Road, Dibrugarh 786001 Assam, India
3 Division of Entomology and Filariasis, Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

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A M Khan
Division of Entomology and Filariasis, Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh, Assam
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.124333

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Human thelaziasis is a zoonotic eye disease caused by a nematode parasite called Thelazia. In India, seven human cases of Thelazia have been reported earlier. This is the first case report of an infant infected with Thelazia. During the month of July, 2012, the infant was presented with an eye problem to the eye clinic from a village of Dibrugarh. Five worms (three female and two male) were recovered from the left eye of the infant. Thelazia infection is rare in infant, and report of this case is suggestive of prevalence of infection in the area and warrants further investigation.


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