Dirofilaria immitis: A cause of human intra-ocular infection

Moorhouse D.E. (1978) Dirofilaria immitis: A cause of human intra-ocular infection. Infection, 6 4: 192-193. doi:10.1007/BF01641909


Author Moorhouse D.E.
Title Dirofilaria immitis: A cause of human intra-ocular infection
Journal name Infection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8126
Publication date 1978-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF01641909
Open Access Status
Volume 6
Issue 4
Start page 192
End page 193
Total pages 2
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2726 Microbiology (medical)
2403 Immunology
Abstract A nematode worm 8.3 mm long removed from the anterior chamber of an Australian patient's eye was identified as a female Dirofilaria immitis. A review of another worm previously removed from the eye of another patient showed that this was also a female D. immitis. Both worms were subnormal in size; this is believed to be due to their development in an unnatural host. These eye infections probably result from the normal migrations of the developing worms in the subcutaneous tissues which occur prior to their entry into the venous circulation, but the exact route of entry into the eye cannot be suggested.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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