Thelaziasis in Man

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  • School of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, College of Medical Evangelists, Loma Linda, California


Reports of 12 human infections with eye worm (Thelazia sp.) were found in the literature. Three of these involving T. californiensis were reported from North America. Data on three additional cases are here presented. Two of these infections were probably acquired in the Sierra Nevada mountain area and the other in the Mojave Desert.

Author Notes

This investigation was supported by a research grant, E-951(C), from the United States Public Health Service.