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A further case of Parastrongyliasis (=Angiostrongyliasis) from the eye of a patient in Sri Lanka

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RL Ilhalamulla ,

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, LK
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SD Fernando,

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, BD
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KH Weerasena,

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, LK
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JH Cross,

The Uniformed Services, University of Health Services, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, US
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AS Dissanaike,

28, Welikadewatte, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, LK
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C Fonseka

Ward 13, Eye Hospital, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Raw snails and slugs are rarely, if ever, consumed in Sri Lanka. If such mollusks are infected with the 3rd stage larvae of the lungworm parasite Parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus), human infection can occur, and a number of such cases have been encountered in this country. We now report what we believe is the 5th such infection. All these cases have been from the eye, including the anterior chamber, the vitrious, and the retina. In the present case the worm was in the vitrious.

DOI = 10.4038/cjms.v50i1.118

The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science 2007; 50: 15-17

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v50i1.118
How to Cite: Ilhalamulla, R. et al., (2008). A further case of Parastrongyliasis (=Angiostrongyliasis) from the eye of a patient in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 50(1), pp.15–17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v50i1.118
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Published on 20 Oct 2008.
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