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Isolated Zygomycetes Endophthalmitis: A Case Report.
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PMID:  24833448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection typically limited to immunocompromised patients or patients with diabetes. Clinical manifestation varies, with rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis as the most common presentation. The authors present here a 56-year-old man who complained of isolated OD pain with no evidence of cerebral or sinus inflammation on imaging. Enucleation was eventually performed, and histopathology of the globe demonstrated characteristics of zygomycetes infection. Intraocular mucormycosis is rare and when reported is related to contiguous spread of disease or surgical inoculation. After thorough literature review, the authors believe this to be the first reported case of isolated intraocular mucormycosis in a patient with no prior history of ocular surgery.
Juliet Idiga; Daniel B Rootman; Aaron Nagiel; Robert A Goldberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-5-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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