INTRODUCTION - Nematode infection of the eye occur only sporadically in the continental area. The pathogenic parasite in these cases is usually a Dirofilarla species, mostly D. repens. CASE REPORT - A case of human subconjunctival dirofilariosis is reported, where acquisition from abroad or animal contact in the background of the infection were excluded. The surgical removal of the entire living worm resulted In the complete cure of the patient. CONCLUSION - Knowing the occurrence of Dirofilaria infection of dogs and the Increasing spread of the vector mosquitoes during the summer (in towns, too), the increasing occurrence of human dirofilariosis affecting the eye and orbital area in 10-20% of the cases must be taken into account.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Lege Artis Medicinae|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
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