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Korean J Parasitol. 1988 Jun;26(2):137-140. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1988.26.2.137
Copyright © 1988 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A human case of Thelazia callipaeda infection with reference to its internal structures
Sung Tae Hong,Soon Hyung Lee and Sook Il Kim*
Department of Parasitology and Institute of Endemic Diseases, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, 110-460, Korea.
*Korea Association of Health, Kyonggi-do Branch, Suwon, 440-300, Korea.

Female and male nematodes isolated from an eye of a 36 year old Korean man in August 1987 were identified as Thelazia callipaeda. This is the 17th record of human thelaziasis in Korea. The internal structure of both female and male were described.


Fig. 1
Male and female Thelazia callipaeda from the present case.

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