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
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|
- Rohela, M.
- Jamaiah, I.
- Hui, T.T.
- Mak, J.W.
- Ithoi, I.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
- 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: ||Adult Animals *Dirofilaria Dirofilariasis/*diagnosis Eye Infections, Parasitic/*parasitology Humans Malaysia Male|
|Subjects: ||R Medicine|
|Divisions: ||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User: ||Mr Jenal S|
|Date Deposited: ||10 Dec 2012 09:35|
|Last Modified: ||10 Dec 2012 09:35|
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