Case Report: A Human Case of Onchocerca lupi Mimicking Nodular Scleritis.

Hasanreisoglu M., Halim M. S., Latrofa M. S., Mendoza-Roldan J. A., Öğüt B., Yilmaz M., ...More

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, vol.105, no.6, pp.1782-1785, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0186
  • Journal Name: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1782-1785
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


We report a case of human ocular onchocerciasis by zoonotic Onchocerca lupi presenting as nodular scleritis. Molecular analyses were used to confirm diagnosis at species level. In addition to few existing reports of human infection by O. lupi in Turkey, this case further suggests that the pathogen might be more common than previously reported, thus requiring further attention and investigations.