Mansonella ozzardi corneal lesions in the Amazon: a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Vianna2012MansonellaOC,
  title={Mansonella ozzardi corneal lesions in the Amazon: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Lucas Monferrari Monteiro Vianna and Marilaine Martins and Marcos Jacob Cohen and Jacob Moys{\'e}s Cohen and Rubens J{\'u}nior Belfort},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES To characterise and confirm the presence of Mansonella ozzardi microfilariae in the cornea by biomicroscopy and corneal confocal microscopy. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTINGS Clinical practice study in patients from rural communities in Coari city on the Solimões river, Amazonas state, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS The eyes of 212 consecutive volunteer patients were examined using a flash light and their blood checked for the presence of microfilariae by an expert microscopist… CONTINUE READING

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