Blurring of vision due to VLM

Kamala, D. and Mahmud, Rohela and Abdullah, Khairul Anuar and Ibrahim, Jamaiah (1999) Blurring of vision due to VLM. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 4 (2). pp. 115-116. ISSN 1823-7339,

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A thirty two year old taxi driver presented with complaints of headache, nausea, vomiting and blurring of vision of the left eye of two days duration. He was found to have an acute anterior uveities and secondary glaucoma. On further examination patient was also found to have a neuroretinitis and phlebitis in the same eye. A worm was found in the anterior chamber and it was removed via a limbal incision under local anaesthesia. The worm-like structure sent to the Department of Parasitology was identified as Gnathostoma spinigerum. The patient was treated with topical eye drops and oral steroids at the same time to reduce the inflammation. No neurological symptoms were seen. The patient was not available for further evaluation and followup. (JUMMEC 1999; 2:115-116).

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Additional Information: Export Date: 15 October 2012 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Mahmud, R.; Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia References: Khin, T., Intra-Ocular Gnathostomiasis (1968) Brit. J. Ophth, 52, p. 57; Neva, F.A., Brown, H.W., Basic Clinical Parasitology, p. 175. , 6 th ed. Norwaik, Connecticut, Appleton & Lange, p; Thuraisingam, V., Peter Tan, E.A., Sandosham, A.A., A presumptive case of gnathostomiasis in Malaysia (1969) Med. J. Malaya, 24, pp. 107-112; Bathrick, M.E., Mango, C.A., Mueller, J.F., Intraocular gnathostomiasis (1981) Ophthalmology, 88, pp. 1293-1295; Choudhury A.R. Ocular Gnathostomiasis. Am.J Ophth. 1970; 70: 276Daengsvang, S., Infectivity of Gnathostoma spinigerum larvae in primates (1971) J. Parasitol, 57, pp. 476-478; Dharmkrong-at A, Migasena S, Suntharasamt P. Enzymeiinked immunosorbent assay for detection of antibody to Gnathostoma antigen in patients with intermittent cutaneous migratory swelling. J Clin Microbiol. 1986; 23; 847-51Tudor, R.C., Blair, E., Gnathostoma spinigerum: An unusual cause of ocular nematodiasis in the western hemisphere (1971) Am J Ophthalmol, 72, pp. 185-190
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blurring of vision Gnathostomiasis
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 02:13
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 04:10

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