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

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

Author Garrido, C. Google Scholar
Campos, M. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
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.
Keywords keratitis
Mansonella ozzardi
Amazon
Language English
Date 2000-11-01
Published in Cornea. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 19, n. 6, p. 817-819, 2000.
ISSN 0277-3740 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 817-819
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00003226-200011000-00011
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000165230400010
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26411

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