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Case Report
Korean J Parasitol. 1982 Jun;20(1):60-64. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1982.20.1.60
Copyright © 1982 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A case of human thelaziasis in Korea
Kyung Il Im,Myong Hee Ahn,Jae Jin Kim and Hong Bok Kim
Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Han Yang University, Seoul 133, Korea.
Department of Parasitology and Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea.

This paper deals with the 11th case of human thelaziasis in Korea. The patient was a 25-year-old woman with complaints of foreign body and itching sensation of rihgt eye, who had lived in Seoul. The slender milky-white nematodes extracted from lower conjunctival sac, one male and one female in respect, were confirmed as Thelazia callipaeda Railliet and Henry, 1910.


Fig. 1. Head part of Thelazia callipaeda, male. ×450

Fig. 2. Tail part of the male worm. ×450

Fig. 3. Anterior portion of Thelazia callipaeda, female showing vulva (arrow). ×100

Fig. 4. Head part of female worm. ×450

Fig. 5. Tail part of female worm showing anus (arrow). ×450

Fig. 6. Right eye of patient with congestion in lower conjunctiva, from which worms were already removed.


Table 1
Measurements of Thelazia callipaeda extracted

1. Hong ST, Lee SH, Shim YB, Choi JS, Choe JK. [A Human Case Of Thelaziasis In Korea]. Korean J Parasitol 1981;19(1):76–80.
2. Im KI, et al. Yonsei Rep Trop Med 1974;5:136–139.
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