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MENTZ, Márcia Bohrer; PROCIANOY, Fernando; MAESTRI, Marcelo Krieger and ROTT, Marilise Brittes. Human ocular sparganosis in southern Brazil. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2011, vol.53, n.1, pp.51-53. ISSN 1678-9946. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652011000100009.
We report the first case of human ocular sparganosis in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. A young female patient presented with three periocular moveable inflammatory masses in her right eye, during two years. By surgical excisional biopsy, a helminth larval stage was removed and identified as sparganum. Clinical, laboratory and epidemiological data on this parasite are presented.
Keywords : Human ocular sparganosis; Spirometra; Sparganum.