Human Intraocular Filariasis Caused by Pelecitus sp. Nematode, Brazil
Odile Bain, Domenico Otranto , Daniel G. Diniz, Jeannie Nascimento dos Santos, Norimar Pinto de Oliveira, Izabela Negrão Frota de Almeida, Rafael Negrão Frota de Almeida, Luciana Negrão Frota de Almeida, Filipe Dantas-Torres, and Edmundo Frota de Almeida Sobrinho
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (O. Bain); Università degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Italy (D. Otranto, F. Dantas-Torres); Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil (D.G. Diniz, J. Nascimento dos Santos, I.N. Frota de Almeida, R.N. Frota de Almeida, L.N. Frota de Almeida, E. Frota de Almeida Sobrinho); Instituto de Medicina do Olho de Tucuruí, Tucuruí, Brazil (N. Pinto de Oliveira)
Figure 1. Eye of the patient, a 29-year-old man from Brazil. A) Nematode (n) between muscle fibers of the iris. B) Iris after surgery, showing a mild residual scar (cr) in the region where the nematode had been located.
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