Subcutaneous dirofilariasis of the eyelid in a 7-month-old infant

Vijaya H. Pai, Pallak Kusumgar, Kanthilatha Pai

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Abstract

Human dirofilariasis is an unusual zoonotic infection (transmitted from animals to humans) presenting as a subcutaneous nodule. Occasionally it involves the eye. The parasite is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Presentation in infants is extremely rare. A rare case of subcutaneous dirofilariasis of the eyelid in a 7-month-old infant is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e14-e16
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume52 Online
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)
  • Ophthalmology

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