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Brief Communication
Korean J Parasitol. 1987 Jun;25(1):83-84. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1987.25.1.83
Copyright © 1987 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A case of human thelaziasis in Korea
Jae Sook Ryu,Kyung Il Im,Young Ja Byun,* and Sang Chul KIM*
Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine and Institute of Tropical Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul 120, Korea.
Seoul Seventhday Adventist Hospital*, Korea.
Abstract

The 15th case of human thelaziasis is reported from Korea. The patient was a 15-year-old girl from Seoul. Both of the worms which were removed from her eye were female and were identified by the number of transverse cuticular striations (281, 172 and 162/mm in the oesophageal, middle and posterior portions, respectively), as Thelazia callipaeda. The patient owned a pet dog ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT: The 15-year-old patient had herself removed a worm from one eye. Two worms were identified morphologically as Thelazia callipaeda. The source of infection was uncertain, but the patient was known to have close contact with a dog. The authors refer to 14 previously reported cases of thelaziasis in Korea.

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