Dirofilaria causing eye infection in a patient from Malaysia

Mahmud, Rohela and Ibrahim, Jamaiah and Hui, T.T. and Mak, J.W. and Ithoi, Init and Amirah, A. (2009) Dirofilaria causing eye infection in a patient from Malaysia. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 40 (5). pp. 914-918. ISSN 0125-1562, DOI 19842373.


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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
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 01:35
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 03:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4099

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