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A Case Report of Human Thelaziasis
Yoo Jung Cho, Ph.D.1, Jong Phil Chu, M.D., Ph.D.1, Eun Ju Kim, M.D.1Moo Sang Kim, M.D.2, Woo Ho Nam, M.D.2, and Kyung Hyun Jin, M.D., Ph.D.2
1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea2Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea
Vol.38 Num.2 (p104~107)
The authors report a case of infection with Thelazia callipaeda in a Korean man. The patient was a 47 year-old man. He experienced epiphora and foreign body sensation of the right eye since 3 weeks ago. Total of 2 worms were removed from the conjunctival sac; one by himself 1 day prior to examination and the other by an ophthalmologist. The worm was slender creamy white in color which was fixed in a 10% formaline solution. The worm was 17.38 mm in length, 0.45 mm in body width, 0.026 mm in length of buccal cavity, 0.63 mm in length of anterior end to vaginal opening, 0.76 mm in length of anterior end to the esophagointestinal junction and 0.06 mm in length of posterior end to the anus. There were numerous striations on surface of worms and vaginal opening was located anterior to the esophagointestinal junction. Based on aforementioned findings, it was confirmed as a female worm of Thelazia callipaeda, and the authors report it with literature.
Keywords : Conjunctival sac, Thelazia callipaeda