Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 2002;45(6):800-803.
Published online June 15, 2002.
A Case of Phthiriasis Palpebrarum in the Eyelids of a Child
Jong Hyuck Lee, Sang Hoon Rah, Yoon Hee Kim, Won Seok Song
Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
소아 안검에서 관찰된 사면발이증 1례
이종혁, 라상훈, 김윤희, 송원석
연세대학교 원주의과대학 안과학교실
Yoon Hee Kim, Email:
A two year old male child complained of foreign body sensations bilaterally, and an itching sensation at both upper and lower eyelids for 2 months of duration. He was diagnosed with Phthiriasis palpebrarum after observation of adult louse and nits on slit-lamp examination. The treatment was accomplished by mechanical removal of the lices and nits by forceps and scissors, and then irrigation with 20% fluorescein was done under general anesthesia. Antibiotic eyedrops and ointment were applied to both eyes. The morphologic evaluation was performed with light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The follow-up interval was every weeks for one month and no louse or nit was found under slit-lamp examination. So we concluded that the Phthiriasis palpebrarum was eradiated completely. We report a case of Phthriasis palpebrarum had been review of the literatures.
Key Words: Phthriasis palpebrarum, Scanning electron microscpy(SEM)

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