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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-138

A case of pediatric ocular dirofilariasis


Cornea and Cataract Services, Malabar Eye Hospital, Kannur, Kerala, India

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K M Seema
Malabar Eye Hospital, Thavakkara, Kannur - 670 002, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_62_17

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A 4 year old boy presented with an inflammed subconjunctival swelling in the right eye which was responsive to topical steroids but recurred on discontinuing steroids. Parasitic granuloma was suspected and an excision biopsy performed which revealed a dirofilarial worm inside the granuloma. This case report is being presented to emphasise the presence of this rare zoonosis in our state.


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