Taxonomy: s.f. Filarioidea
Animal: Dirofilaria immitis (pathology) 12 10.jpg
Sites: Eyes
Dirofilaria immitis immature worm (common heartworm of dogs) in a section of conjunctiva from a 72 year old Queensland man. This is a rare case of D. immitis infecting the eye although it may be more common due to under diagnosis. The eye was inflamed and acute inflammation surrounded the sections of a degenerate parasite, diameter 120 - 156 microns. Note the large lateral cords. (Boreham RE, Cooney PT, Stewart PA. 1997 MJA 167 :51)

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