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Case Report
Korean J Parasitol. 1977 Dec;15(2):127-132. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1977.15.2.127
Copyright © 1977 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A case of human thelaziasis in Seoul
Won-Young Choi,Won-Koo Lee,Ok-Ran Lee,Han-Ho Shin and Ne-Yong Shin
Department of Parasitology, Catholic Medical College, Korea.
Shin Ne Yong Eye Hospital, Korea.

Thelazia callipaeda, parasitic in the eye of 24 years old Korean male, was extracted from the left eye of the patient in Seoul, Korea. We confirmed that as T. callipeada morphologically, based on the descriptions of Hsu and other literature.

We presents the 7th human thelaziasis case in Korea with the historical review of the literature.


Figs. 1-6
Thelazia callipaeda from a man un Seoul, Korea.

1. Whole worm

2. Head

3. Esophagus

4. Transverse cuticular striations

5. Tail part; ventral view

6. Tail part; lateral view

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