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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-115

Intraocular Gnathostoma spinigerum: A rare nematode infestation

Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Kumkum Sarkar
Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine,108, C R Avenue, Kolkata - 700 073, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2384-5589.134907

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Live intraocular nematode is seen rarely and it is most commonly seen in South East Asian Countries. Here, we are reporting a 27 -year -old male who presented with headache for 2 months, fever and redness of right eye for 1½ months due to small worm in the anterior chamber of right eye. Worm was removed and the patient was successfully treated with albendazole and oral steroid. This infection mainly occurs due to intake of contaminated food or water, so health awareness may prevent such type of disease by proper sewage disposal and treatment of drinking water.

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