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Do you know of any eye parasite infections common in brazil?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: None common

There are rare cases in brazil.
Of eye infestation related to parasites entering the body. All nematodes and ascariasis infestations have had a few cases reported in the eye. Onchocerciasis has been found in brazil. And the famous chagas disease can affect the eye with swelling and vision disturbance (romanas sign). All are rare and are an accident of infection elsewhere in the body.

In brief: None common

There are rare cases in brazil.
Of eye infestation related to parasites entering the body. All nematodes and ascariasis infestations have had a few cases reported in the eye. Onchocerciasis has been found in brazil. And the famous chagas disease can affect the eye with swelling and vision disturbance (romanas sign). All are rare and are an accident of infection elsewhere in the body.
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