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Case of Phthiriasis palpebrarum with blepheroconjunctivitis.

Authors
  • Kiran, B1
  • Kareem, S A
  • Illamani, V
  • Chitralekha, S
  • 1 Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chrompet, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of medical microbiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
30
Issue
3
Pages
354–356
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.99504
PMID: 22885208
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 70-year-old woman came to ophthalmology outpatient department with complaints of repeated episodes of itching, redness and watering in both eyes of 3 months duration. She was treated with antibiotics elsewhere but had no improvement. Slit lamp examination showed lice and nits anchored to the eyelashes. Light microscopic examination of the matted eye lashes and crusts further helped in identification of the ectoparasites as Phthirus pubis (Pubic louse or Crab louse) with typical morphology.

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