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Ocular Histoplasmosis

Ocular Histoplasmosis This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract These papers were presented at a conference held at the University of Indiana in January, 1975. Most of the papers are followed by a free discussion which is most interesting and informative. The clinical triad of disciform macular degeneration, peripapillary choroidal atrophy, and peripheral atrophic spots has been observed for many years and in many countries. A number of ophthalmologists feel that this has something to do with histoplasmosis, since the majority of these patients have a positive skin test for this fungal infection. However, the facts that even in this country, there are a number of patients who have a negative skin test and that this ophthalmoscopic picture is observed in England, Belgium, and Central Europe, where there is no histoplasmosis at all, cast considerable doubt on the etiologic role of Histoplasma capsulatum. In a classic case, the organism has not unequivocally been found in the eye, and one http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Ocular Histoplasmosis

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract These papers were presented at a conference held at the University of Indiana in January, 1975. Most of the papers are followed by a free discussion which is most interesting and informative. The clinical triad of disciform macular degeneration, peripapillary choroidal atrophy, and peripheral atrophic spots has been observed for many years and in many...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1976 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040144029
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract These papers were presented at a conference held at the University of Indiana in January, 1975. Most of the papers are followed by a free discussion which is most interesting and informative. The clinical triad of disciform macular degeneration, peripapillary choroidal atrophy, and peripheral atrophic spots has been observed for many years and in many countries. A number of ophthalmologists feel that this has something to do with histoplasmosis, since the majority of these patients have a positive skin test for this fungal infection. However, the facts that even in this country, there are a number of patients who have a negative skin test and that this ophthalmoscopic picture is observed in England, Belgium, and Central Europe, where there is no histoplasmosis at all, cast considerable doubt on the etiologic role of Histoplasma capsulatum. In a classic case, the organism has not unequivocally been found in the eye, and one

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1976

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