A first instance of human philophthalmosis in Israel

Y. Lang, Y. Weiss, H. Garzozi, D. Gold, J. Lengy*

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Conjunctivitis due to the trematode Philophthalmus in a 13-year-old Israeli girl is described. A single worm, probably a mature Philophthalmus palpebrarum, was detected on the palpebral conjunctiva of the upper eyelid of the right eye. Removal of the worm resulted in rapid abatement of the ocular symptoms. This is the first documentation of human philophthalmosis in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Helminthology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1993


  • Israel
  • Philophthalmus
  • Trematoda
  • case report
  • man


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