We report the case of subconjunctival localization of Dirofilaria repens (Figure 1)in a 40-year-old African man, born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, who had livedthere until he moved to Poitiers, France, 2 years before he was examined byus. He had been symptomatic for less than a week. Surgical extraction (Figure 2) allowed the identification of anadult Dirofilaria repens.
Slitlamp examination shows a large-diameterworm that is animated with slow movements.
Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more
Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features
Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)
Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours
To avoid harming the parasitewith a needle and because the patient was not very compliant, surgical removalof the parasite was performed with the patient under general anesthesia. A,A conjunctival incision is performed close to the worm, taking care not toharm it, as anaphylactic shock may occur if the worm is ruptured.1 B, A polishing nozzle is used to gently pull outthe parasite. C, A second nozzle helps to roll up the worm in a "spaghetti"fashion. D, Finally, the entire parasite is removed and sent to the NationalMuseum of Natural History, Paris, France, for taxonomic identification.
Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature
Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal
Thank you for submitting a comment on this article. It will be reviewed by JAMA Ophthalmology editors. You will be notified when your comment has been published. Comments should not exceed 500 words of text and 10 references.
Do not submit personal medical questions or information that could identify a specific patient, questions about a particular case, or general inquiries to an author. Only content that has not been published, posted, or submitted elsewhere should be submitted. By submitting this Comment, you and any coauthors transfer copyright to the journal if your Comment is posted.
* = Required Field
Disclosure of Any Conflicts of Interest*
Indicate all relevant conflicts of interest of each author below, including all relevant financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including, but not limited to, employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speakers’ bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued. If all authors have none, check "No potential conflicts or relevant financial interests" in the box below. Please also indicate any funding received in support of this work. The information will be posted with your response.
Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.
Download citation file:
Web of Science® Times Cited: 2
Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.
More Listings atJAMACareerCenter.com >
and access these and other features:
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a link to reset your password.
Enter your username and email address. We'll send instructions on how to reset your password to the email address we have on record.
Athens and Shibboleth are access management services that provide single sign-on to protected resources. They replace the multiple user names and passwords necessary to access subscription-based content with a single user name and password that can be entered once per session. It operates independently of a user's location or IP address. If your institution uses Athens or Shibboleth authentication, please contact your site administrator to receive your user name and password.