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Title: Conjunctiva philophthalmosis: A case report in Thailand
Authors: Jitra Waikagul
Paron Dekumyoy
Tippayarat Yoonuan
Rungson Praevanit
Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-May-2006
Citation: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.74, No.5 (2006), 848-849
Abstract: A 31-year-old Thai woman, a resident of Mapthaphut, Rayong Province, eastern Thailand, attended Rayong Provincial Hospital after suffering from consistent irritation of the eye for 5 days. Examination conducted by an ophthalmologist revealed a small worm moving on the conjunctiva of the right eye. The worm was removed and sent for identification. It was 2.9 mm in length, elongated oval, pharynx very large, ceca end close to the excretory pore, genital pore opens in front of the ventral sucker at the cecal bifurcation; it was identified as Philophthalmus sp., a trematode that parasitizes the eyes of birds. This is the first human case of Philophthalmus infection in Thailand. Copyright © 2006 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
ISSN: 00029637
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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