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Ticks are tiny crawling bugs in the spider family that feed by sucking blood from animals. They are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, both infectious and toxic. Infected ticks spread over a hundred diseases, some of which are fatal if undetected. They spread the spirochete (which multiplies in the insect’s gut) with a subsequent bite to th...

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Purpose: To present an interesting case of intraocular Linguatula serrata in a 5-year-old boy. Design: Case report. Methods: Visual acuity testing, biomicroscopic slit-lamp examination, and indirect ophthalmoscopy were performed on a 5-year-old boy with a progressively enlarging white lesion in the anterior chamber of the right eye. Results: The worm was found i...

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