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Intraocular live male filarial Loa loa worm

Authors Eballe AO, Epée E, Koki G, Owono D, Mvogo CE, Bella AL

Published 5 December 2008 Volume 2008:2(4) Pages 965—967

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S4065

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André Omgbwa Eballe1, Emillienne Epée2, Godefroy Koki2, Didier Owono2, Côme Ebana Mvogo2, Assumpta Lucienne Bella2

1Gynaeco Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon; 2Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Abstract: We report a case of Loa loa filariasis in an 8-month-old child who presented with a 3-month history of irritated acute red eye and insomnia. Examination revealed a living and active adult Loa loa worm in the anterior chamber of the left eye. The worm was extracted under general anesthetic.

Keywords: Loa loa, red eye, Cameroon

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