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Infection of the conjunctiva by Rhinosporidium seeberi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9163838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rhinosporidiosis is an unusual fungal disease that rarely affects the eye. It was first described as a pathogen in humans at the turn of the century. The etiologic agent, Rhinosporidium seeberi, commonly produces granulomatous inflammation of the upper respiratory mucosa. Most reported ocular infections have occurred in hot, dry climatic regions. We present a case of conjunctival rhinosporidiosis in an 11-year-old boy from western New York state, the first such report from the temperate zones of North America. The clinical characteristics, histopathologic features, and recommended therapeutic measures are discussed.
J J Reidy; S Sudesh; A B Klafter; C Olivia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0039-6257     ISO Abbreviation:  Surv Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    1997 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-29     Completed Date:  1997-07-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, Buffalo, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Conjunctiva / microbiology*,  pathology
New York
Rhinosporidiosis* / epidemiology,  pathology
Rhinosporidium / isolation & purification

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