LoiasisAproximación a una forma de parasitosis ocular

  1. I. López-Rodríguez
  2. R. De-la-Fuente-Cid
  3. J.M. Carnero-López
  4. M. Cordido-Carballido
  5. C. Zúñiga-Rodríguez
Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmologia

ISSN: 0365-6691

Ano de publicación: 2007

Volume: 82

Número: 1

Páxinas: 55-58

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.4321/S0365-66912007000100011 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmologia


Case report: We present the case of a man from Cameroon who was referred because of the presence of a worm in both eyes, intermittently, over a five-year period. Slit-lamp examination revealed a creeping worm under the conjunctiva. Its surgical removal enabled microbiologic confirmation of a mature form of Loa-Loa. Discussion: Loiasis is a parasitic disease endemic in Africa. Because of the increase of African emigration to Spain, the possibility of this condition must be considered in Spain.

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