Ascaridoid Larva (Nematoda) from the Eye of a Child in Uganda

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  • Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Medical Center, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

A nematode measuring approximately 1.25 mm by 42 µm, excised in a granuloma from the eye of a child in East Africa, was identified as a third-stage ascaridoid larva of a type having no ventriculus or cecum and bearing conspicuous lateral alae.