River Water Granuloma

Living reference work entry


Ocular infection secondary to trematodes are considered to be rare. River water granulom a is a graulomatous anterior uveitis caused by trematode in children with a preceding history of taking bath in village ponds.


Angiotensin Convert Enzyme Intermediate Host Anterior Uveitis Purify Protein Derivative Preceding History 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Uveitis ServicesAravind Eye Hospital & PG. Institute of OphthalmologyMaduraiIndia

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