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Title: First report of presumed parasitic keratitis in Indians from the Brazilian Amazon
Authors: Garrido, C.
Campos, M.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: keratitis
Mansonella ozzardi
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2000
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Cornea. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 19, n. 6, p. 817-819, 2000.
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 0277-3740
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