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First reported case of intraocular Gnathostoma spinigerum in Cambodia

Abstract : A live intraocular nematode was identified from a 37 year-old man presented with iritis, pain, redness, lacrimation, swelling, vision loss and intermittent blindness during many hours per day of the left eye. By using slit lamp examination, a worm was removed from iris in an ophthalmology outpatient department setting and sent to the Medical Microbiology Laboratory, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. Gnathostoma spinigerum was identified, based on its typical morphology via microscopic examination. Based on our diagnosis, the patient was treated by oral albendazole and responded well to this therapy.
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S. Hem, A. Tarantola, R. Chheang, P. Nop, Alexandra Kerléguer. First reported case of intraocular Gnathostoma spinigerum in Cambodia. Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique , Masson, 2015, 108 (5), pp.312 - 315. ⟨10.1007/s13149-015-0453-2⟩. ⟨pasteur-01739373⟩

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