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Volume 22, Number 2—February 2016

Trematode Fluke Procerovum varium as Cause of Ocular Inflammation in Children, South India

Lalan Kumar Arya, Sivakumar R. Rathinam, Prajna Lalitha, Usha R. Kim, Sudeep Ghatani, and Veena Tandon1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai, India (L.K. Arya, P. Lalitha); Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai (S.R. Rathinam, U.R. Kim); North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India (S. Ghatani, V. Tandon)

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Table 2

Summary of clinical features of 13 patients whose samples were positive for trematode DNA in study of ocular granulomas in children, South India*

Sample no. Type of granuloma Patient age, y/sex Duration of granuloma, ≈d
1 SCG 9/M 30
2 ACG 9/F 60
3 ACG 11/M 30
4 SCG 11/F 7
5 SCG 15/M 35
6 ACG 9/M 60
7 SCG 11/M 30
8 SCG 11/M 15
9 SCG 18/M 30
10 ACG 7/M 90
11 ACG 14/M 15
12 SCG 6/M 15
13 SCG 16/M 10
*Testing performed with Power SYBR Green Real-Time PCR (Applied Biosystems, Warrington, UK). SCG, subconjunctival granuloma; ACG, anterior chamber granuloma. All patients reported bathing in a pond or river, and all trematodes were determined to be Procerovum spp.

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1Current affiliation: National Academy of Sciences, India, Lucknow, India.

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