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Title: Intravitreal Angiostrongylus cantonensis: first case report in South America
Authors: de Andrade, Gabriel Costa [UNIFESP]
de Oliveira Dias, Joao Rafael [UNIFESP]
Maia, Andre [UNIFESP]
Kanecadan, Liliane de Almeida [UNIFESP]
Bueno Moraes, Nilva Simeren [UNIFESP]
Belfort Junior, Rubens [UNIFESP]
Lasiste, Jade Marie Edenvirg
Burnier, Miguel N.
Keywords: Angiostrongylus cantonensis
Eye diseases/parasitology
Case report
South America
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Consel Brasil Oftalmologia
Citation: Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. Sao Paulo, v. 81, n. 1, p. 63-65, 2018.
Abstract: This study reports the first case of intravitreal angiostrongyliasis in South America treated with posterior worm removal via pars plana vitrectomy. This was a retrospective, observational case study. Data from medical charts, wide-field digital imaging, ocular ultrasound, and visual evoked potential studies were reviewed. A 20-month-old boy presented with eosinophilic meningitis and right eye exotropia. Polymerase chain reaction analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid showed a positive result for Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Fundus examination revealed a pale optic disc, subretinal tracks, vitreous opacities, peripheral tractional retinal detachment, and a dead worm in the vitreous cavity. The patient underwent pars plana vitrectomy with worm removal. This case report illustrates the first case of intravitreal angiostrongyliasis in South America, possibly related to the uncontrolled spread of an exotic invasive species of snail.
ISSN: 0004-2749
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