A case of bilateral microsporidial keratitis from Bangladesh--infection by an insect parasite from the genus Nosema.

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An HIV-negative patient from Bangladesh with bilateral keratitis was found to be infected with a microsporidian parasite belonging to the genus Nosema. Significantly, the patient had bathed in a rural pond 7 days prior to the development of ocular symptoms. Nosema parasites are common insect parasites and the source of this microsporidial infection was… (More)

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