PURPOSE. The authors report a case of eyelid subcutaneous filariasis. METHODS. Thorough history, eye examination, surgical intervention, and parasitologic analysis. RESULTS. An adult Dirofilaria repens worm was extracted from the right upper eyelid in a man living in Italy presenting to our department with lid swelling. CONCLUSIONS. Due to increasing migration of populations to Europe, rare manifestations of ocular filariasis are becoming more common. Surgery was both diagnostic and therapeutic. (Eur J Ophthalmol 2009; 19: 475-7)

Dirofilaria repens in the eyelid:case report of subcutaneous manifestation / Mannino, Giuseppe; Contestabile, Maria Teresa; E. M., Medori; C., Mannino; Marangi, Massimo; P., Rossi; MAURIZI ENRICI, Maurizio. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. - ISSN 1120-6721. - STAMPA. - 19 no.3(2009), pp. 475-477.

Dirofilaria repens in the eyelid:case report of subcutaneous manifestation

MANNINO, Giuseppe;CONTESTABILE, Maria Teresa;MARANGI, Massimo;MAURIZI ENRICI, MAURIZIO
2009

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PURPOSE. The authors report a case of eyelid subcutaneous filariasis. METHODS. Thorough history, eye examination, surgical intervention, and parasitologic analysis. RESULTS. An adult Dirofilaria repens worm was extracted from the right upper eyelid in a man living in Italy presenting to our department with lid swelling. CONCLUSIONS. Due to increasing migration of populations to Europe, rare manifestations of ocular filariasis are becoming more common. Surgery was both diagnostic and therapeutic. (Eur J Ophthalmol 2009; 19: 475-7)
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