0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Photo Essay |

Management of Subconjunctival Dirofilaria repens

Jean-Jacques Gicquel, MD; Jacques Berthonneau, MD; Laurent Curutchet, MD; Bertrand Hue, MD; Paul Dighiero, MD, PhD
Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(3):416. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.3.416.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

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.

Figure 1.

Slitlamp examination shows a large-diameterworm that is animated with slow movements.

Figures in this Article

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Place holder to copy figure label and caption
Figure 1.

Slitlamp examination shows a large-diameterworm that is animated with slow movements.

Graphic Jump Location
Place holder to copy figure label and caption
Figure 2.

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.

Graphic Jump Location

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Web of Science® Times Cited: 2

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Collections
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();