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Dirofilaria Causing Eye Infection in a Patient From Malaysia
Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health (2009)
  • Jamaiah Ibrahim, University of Malaya
Abstract
Human dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens have been reported in Malaysia. This is the fourth reported case of dirofilariasis caused by D. repens. The patient was a Chinese male from Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia who presented with a one day history of redness and itchiness over the temporal aspect of his left eye. A worm was seen and later removed from beneath the conjunctiva under local anesthesia and based on the morphological characteristics, it was identified as an immature Dirofilaria repens.
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Jamaiah Ibrahim. "Dirofilaria Causing Eye Infection in a Patient From Malaysia" Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health Vol. 40 Iss. 5 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jamaiah_ibrahim/7/