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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 235-6

A case of subcutaneous dirofilariasis of the eyelid in the South Indian state of Kerala.

CBM Ophthalmic Institute, Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, Kerala, India

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T P Ittyerah
CBM Ophthalmic Institute, Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, Kerala
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This report describes a case of dirofilariasis of the upper eyelid of a young female patient from Kerala. This is probably the first reported case from India in which a live dirofilarial worm was recovered from the subcutaneous tissues of the eyelid.

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