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Journal of Tropical Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 698647, 3 pages
Case Report

A First Human Case of Ocular Dirofilariosis due to Dirofilaria repens in Northeastern France

1Institut de Parasitologie et de Pathologie Tropicale, Université de Strasbourg et Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 1-3 rue Koeberlé, 67000 Strasbourg, France
2Cabinet de Pathologie, 31 rue du Faubourg National, 67000 Strasbourg, France
3Service d'Ophtalmologie, UF 2406, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 1 Place de l'Hôpital, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Received 21 July 2010; Accepted 2 January 2011

Academic Editor: M. Tanner

Copyright © 2011 Nicolas Argy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the first case of ocular dirofilariasis to be diagnosed in northeast France (Alsace region), in a man who presented with a suborbital mass after a journey to Senegal. Microscopic examination of the surgical specimen identified Dirofilaria repens.