Intravitreal Angiostrongylus cantonensis: first case report in South America

Intravitreal Angiostrongylus cantonensis: first case report in South America

Author de Andrade, Gabriel Costa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
de Oliveira Dias, Joao Rafael Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Maia, Andre Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kanecadan, Liliane de Almeida Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bueno Moraes, Nilva Simeren Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Belfort Junior, Rubens Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lasiste, Jade Marie Edenvirg Google Scholar
Burnier, Miguel N. Google Scholar
Abstract This study reports the first case of intravitreal angiostrongyliasis in South America treated with posterior worm removal via pars plana vitrectomy. This was a retrospective, observational case study. Data from medical charts, wide-field digital imaging, ocular ultrasound, and visual evoked potential studies were reviewed. A 20-month-old boy presented with eosinophilic meningitis and right eye exotropia. Polymerase chain reaction analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid showed a positive result for Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Fundus examination revealed a pale optic disc, subretinal tracks, vitreous opacities, peripheral tractional retinal detachment, and a dead worm in the vitreous cavity. The patient underwent pars plana vitrectomy with worm removal. This case report illustrates the first case of intravitreal angiostrongyliasis in South America, possibly related to the uncontrolled spread of an exotic invasive species of snail.
Keywords Angiostrongylus cantonensis
Eye diseases/parasitology
Vitrectomy
Case report
South America
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. Sao Paulo, v. 81, n. 1, p. 63-65, 2018.
ISSN 0004-2749 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Consel Brasil Oftalmologia
Extent 63-65
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.20180014
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000427401000014
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/53832

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