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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011


Human Intraocular Filariasis Caused by Dirofilaria sp. Nematode, Brazil

Domenico OtrantoComments to Author , Daniel G. Diniz, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Maurizio Casiraghi, Izabela N.F. de Almeida, Luciana N.F. de Almeida, Jeannie Nascimento dos Santos, Adriano Penha Furtado, Edmundo F. de Almeida Sobrinho, and Odile Bain
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy (D. Otranto, F. Dantas-Torres); Universidade Federal do Pará, Pará, Brazil (D.G. Diniz, I.N.F. de Almeida, J. Nascimento dos Santos, A. Penha Furtado, E.F. de Almeida Sobrinho); Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy (M. Casiraghi); Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (L.N.F. de Almeida); Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (O. Bain)

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Appendix Video. Surgical removal of a Dirofilaria sp. nematode from the left eye of a 16-year-old boy, Brazil. VA, visual acuity; CF, count fingers; IOP, intraocular pressure. A portion of the material in this video was previously published in the journal Parasites and Vectors (

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