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Case Report
Korean J Parasitol. 1981 Aug;19(1):76-80. Korean.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1981.19.1.76
Copyright © 1981 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A Human case of thelaziasis in Korea
Sung-Tae Hong,Soon-Hyung Lee,Yoon-Bo Shim,Jung-Sook Choi and Joon-Kiu Choe
Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea.

The authors recovered a white thread-like living nematode in left conjunctival sac of a 33 years old male on May 29, 1981. The chief complaints were foreign body sensation and itching sensation of eye. The worm was a female measuring 12.1 mm in length and 0.171 mm in maximum width. It was identified as Thelazia callipaeda Railliet et Henry, 1910. And we recorded the patient as the 10th reported thelaziasis case in Korea.


Fig. 1. Head part of Thelazia callipaeda. ×140

Fig. 2. Vaginal opening (V.O.) and esophagointestinal junction (E-I J). ×140

Fig. 3. Eggs in uterus. ×400

Fig. 4. Tail part of the worm. ×180


Table 1
Measurements of female Thelazia callipaeda recovered from present case

Table 2
Summary of Thelaziasis cases recorded in Korea

Table 3
Differential points between T. callipaeda and T. californiensis

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