Intravitreal dirofilariasis: a rare ocular infection (Journal article)

Gorezis, S./ Psilla, M./ Asproudis, I./ Peschos, D./ Papadopoulou, C./ Stefaniotou, M.

Human ocular dirofilariasis is a zoonotic disease, rare in Europe, caused by filarial nematodes. The parasite is either encysted in a subcutaneous nodule or located under the bulbar conjunctiva. We report the case of a 62-year-old man with intravitreal dirofilariasis, which is a rare site of presentation of the nematode in the human eye. It was located in the fundus area and was surgically removed. The nematode was identified as Dirofilaria repens (D. conjuctiva) by two different Microbiology Departments, making this the fifth report of identified intravitreal dirofilariasis caused by D. repens in the relative literature.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Animals,Combined Modality Therapy,Dirofilaria/*pathogenicity,Dirofilariasis/*diagnosis/surgery,Eye Infections, Parasitic/*diagnosis/surgery,Follow-Up Studies,Humans,Male,Middle Aged,Rare Diseases,Risk Assessment,Severity of Illness Index,Treatment Outcome,Visual Acuity,Vitrectomy/methods
ISSN: 0167-6830
Appears in Collections:Άρθρα σε επιστημονικά περιοδικά ( Ανοικτά)

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