1921
Volume 102, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract.

Human angiostrongyliasis is an important foodborne helminthic zoonosis caused by the nematodes of the genus . We describe two parasitologically confirmed cases of ocular angiostrongyliasis, presenting at a tertiary care hospital in Thailand between 2012 and 2018. Parasites were surgically recovered from patients’ eyes and morphologically identified as species. DNA analysis allowed identification of . Polymerase chain reaction was used to amplify all or part of the small nuclear ribosomal subunit, the second internal transcribed spacer region, and cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1. The sequences subsequently obtained were highly similar to those of (97–100%). This is the first molecular confirmation that is a causative agent of human angiostrongyliasis in Thailand.

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  • Received : 20 Sep 2019
  • Accepted : 27 Feb 2020
  • Published online : 30 Mar 2020
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