Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1977;18(2):205-207.
Published online February 1, 1977.
A Case of Blepharitis Caused by Pubic Lice.
Joong Lyan Shin, Hyung Hye Choi, Chung Sook Ahn
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
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신중련 , 최형혜 , 안정숙 ( Joong Ryun Shin , Hyung Hye Choi , Chung Sook Ahn )
Authors have experienced with a rare case of marginal blepharitis caused by pubic lice, which was confirmed by slit-lamp and light microscopic examinations and resulted with a good outcome with appropriate treatment. Patient was a 11 year-old Korean male who has been complaining of itching sensation on the upper lid margin, conjunctival congestion, eye wax and foreign body sensation in both eyes for more than three months. Authors speculate that the possible contact or source of this invader probably is his mother since we have found same ova and worms from the pubic region of his mother. It is recommended that if a patient complains of a blepharitis witli stubborn itching sensation which is not controlled by a ordinary treatment, the therapist should be kept in mind of this parasitic intruder.

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