Ocular Angiostrongyliasis in Semarang, Central Java

Widagdo SunardiDepartment of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kariadi Hospital, Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Department of Parasitology and General Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Semarang, Indonesia

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Daniel M. LokolloDepartment of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kariadi Hospital, Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Department of Parasitology and General Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Semarang, Indonesia

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Sri S. MargonoDepartment of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kariadi Hospital, Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Department of Parasitology and General Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Semarang, Indonesia

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A worm removed intact from the anterior chamber of the left eye of a 23-year-old woman from Central Java was identified as a male Angiostrongylus cantonensis, 11.1 mm in length and 0.24 mm in maximum width. A useful degree of eye function was preserved. Five similar cases have been reported—three from Thailand, two from South Vietnam.

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