Author(s): Fonollosa A, Segura A, RuizMarcellan C, Diaz J, GarciaArumi J
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Abstract PURPOSE: To describe a case of fungal chorioretinitis in a healthy individual. DESIGN: Case report. RESULTS: A 74-year-old immunocompetent man presented with peripheral chorioretinitis with hemorrhage in the superonasal quadrant. A retinal biopsy was performed. PAS and Gomori methenamine silver stain disclosed fungal structures identified as broad nonseptate hyphae with right-angle branches, probably belonging to the Zygomycete class. A systemic workup was initiated to seek the source of the infection with normal findings. The patient was successfully treated with intravitreous and intravenous amphotericine B. CONCLUSION: Nontraumatic fungal chorioretinitis can present in immunocompetent patients.
This article was published in Ocul Immunol Inflamm
and referenced in Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine