Dirofilaria causing eye infection in a patient from Malaysia

Rohela, M.; Jamaiah, I.; Hui, T.T.; Mak, J.W.; Ithoi, I.; Amirah, A. (2009) Dirofilaria causing eye infection in a patient from Malaysia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 40 (5). pp. 914-918. ISSN 0125-1562

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    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Rohela, M.
    2. Jamaiah, I.
    3. Hui, T.T.
    4. Mak, J.W.
    5. Ithoi, I.
    6. Amirah, A.
    Journal or Publication Title: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
    Additional Information: Rohela, M. Jamaiah, I. Hui, T. T. Mak, J. W. Ithoi, I. Amirah, A.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Dirofilaria
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
    Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 14:48
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2012 14:48
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4081

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