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A juvenile filarial worm, Wuchereria bancrofti, extracted from the vitreous of the eye: the first report in the world literature

Authors:

Sagarika Samarasinghe ,

Medical Parasitologist and Head, Department of Parasitology, Medical Research institute, LK
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Saliya Pathirana

Opthalmic Surgeon, Eye Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

A live worm was extracted from the vitreous of the eye of a patient in Sri Lanka. Based on the details of its length, width, oesophagus and vulva it was identified as a juvenile female Wuchereria bancrofti.

Key words: Filarial fluorescent antibody test; vitrectomy

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v50i4.1410

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.50(4) 2005: 167-168

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i4.1410
How to Cite: Samarasinghe, S. and Pathirana, S., 2009. A juvenile filarial worm, Wuchereria bancrofti, extracted from the vitreous of the eye: the first report in the world literature. Ceylon Medical Journal, 50(4), pp.167–168. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i4.1410
Published on 09 Dec 2009.
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