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Korean J Parasitol. 1985 Dec;23(2):324-326. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1985.23.2.324
Copyright © 1985 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A Human case of thelaziasis in Korea
Sung Tae Hong,Sang Hyun Lee,* and Hoon Han**
Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
*Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Korea.
**Department of Microbiology, Catholic Medical College, Korea.

A case of thelaziasis in 36 year-old Korean woman who suffered from foreign body sensation of both eyes and itching of conjuctiva, was reported in August 1984. Four thread-like white worms was removed from cojunctival fornix of both eyes. This is the 12th case of thelaziasis in Korea(summarized from text).


Figs. 1-4
Fig. 1. Head part of the longer worm, ×100.

Fig. 2. Midportion of maximum width of the longer one, ×100.

Fig. 3. Tail of the longer worm showing spicules and caudal papillae (arrows), ×100.

Fig. 4. Tail of the shorter worm showing spicules and transverse cuticular striation, ×100.

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