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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 235-237

Intraocular gnathostomiasis: A rare case report from Central India

Department of Ophthalmology, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Nikhila C Jain
No: 185, Joara Compound, Indore - 452 001, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.181747

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We report the first case of intraocular gnathostomiasis from Central India. A 29-year-old male from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, presented with pain and redness of the right eye since 1 month. Slit lamp examination revealed anterior uveitis, multiple iris atrophic patches, and a live worm hooked on iris. The worm was removed through a small sclerocorneal tunnel. Microscopy confirmed Gnathostoma spinigerum. The patient was treated with oral albendazole and steroids. The case is reported because of its rarity.

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