First report of presumed parasitic keratitis in Indians from the Brazilian Amazon

First report of presumed parasitic keratitis in Indians from the Brazilian Amazon

Autor Garrido, C. Google Scholar
Campos, M. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Purpose. To describe corneal disorders in patients with systemic parasitic disease. Methods. Cross-sectional study consisted of ophthalmologic examinations, peripheral blood tests and skin biopsies in 496 subjects (395 Indians and 101 non-indians) from the upper Negro River, Brazilian Amazon. Results. Mansonella ozzardi was detected in the blood of 140 (28.23%) subjects. Seventy-six (55.07%) of them also presented multiple nummular opaque superficial lesions in the cornea. None of the examined patients presented onchocercal-related skin lesions or positive skin biopsies for filaria. Conclusion. There was a significant association between mansonelliasis and keratitis.
Assunto keratitis
Mansonella ozzardi
Amazon
Idioma Inglês
Data 2000-11-01
Publicado em Cornea. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 19, n. 6, p. 817-819, 2000.
ISSN 0277-3740 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extensão 817-819
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00003226-200011000-00011
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000165230400010
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26411

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