Histoplasma granuloma of the conjunctiva

David L. Knox, Terrence P. O'Brien, W. Richard Green

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the clinical and pathologic features of a conjunctival granuloma resulting from Histoplasma capsulatum. Design: Clinicopathologic case report. Methods: Surgical excision of conjunctival lesion, histopathologic study with special stains, and a fluorescent antibody technique. Results: A conjunctiva granuloma was found to contain microorganisms, compatible with H. capsulatum, confirmed by a fluorescent antibody technique. The conjunctiva returned to normal. Conclusions: A focal granuloma of the conjunctiva contained H. capsulatum in a patient whose recent symptoms suggested primary infection. The conjunctival lesion was similar to mucocutaneous lesions seen in patients with systemic histoplasmosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2051-2053
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmology
Volume110
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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