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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 332-334

Subconjunctival dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria repens: A case report with short review

1 Department of Microbiology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Microbiology, B. J. Government Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Archana Chintaman Choure
Department of Microbiology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.162866

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Human dirofilariasis is a rare infection caused by filarial worms of genus Dirofilaria. Subconjunctival dirofilariasis has been reported from Asia, Europe, Italy and Africa. In India majority cases are from Kerala, Karnataka and very few from Maharashtra. We report the rare case of subconjunctival dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria repens from Maharashtra, western India.

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