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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-67

Ocular sparganosis from Assam


1 Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Reema Nath
Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh - 786 002, Assam
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.149930

PMID: 25709957

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Sparganosis is caused by plerocercoid larvae of the Pseudophyllidea tapeworms of the genus Spirometra. Though prevalent in East Asian and south east Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand; yet very few cases are reported from India. We report a case of migrating sub-conjunctival ocular sparganosis mimicking scleritis which later on developed into orbital cellulitis from Dibrugarh, Assam, North-eastern part of India. This case is reported for its rarity.


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