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  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

We report a case of thelaziasis in a 26-year-old female, acquired in Oregon. A total of 14 worms were removed from the patient’s left eye and were morphologically identified as being . Until now, only two species of have been implicated in causing human disease, in Asia and Europe and occasional reports of from the United States of America. Here, we describe a third, previously unreported parasite of humans, (the cattle eyeworm) as an agent of human thelaziasis and the first reported case of human thelaziasis in North America in over two decades.

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2018-02-12
2018-02-24
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  • Published online : 12 Feb 2018
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