Purpose: To describe the first-documented case of histoplasma scleritis in an immunocompetent patient. Methods: Medical and pathological records of the patient described were reviewed. Results: A 77-year-old immunocompetent man presented with necrotizing scleritis. Biopsy was consistent with histoplasma species, and culture results confirmed a causative agent of Histoplasma capsulatum. The patient required a long course of treatment, which included topical voriconazole and amphotericin, oral itraconazole and voriconazole, intravenous amphotericin, and periocular voriconazole and amphotericin. After 8 months of treatment, the patient's scleritis resolved, and he maintained good visual acuity. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the second report of histoplasma scleritis in the literature and the first report in an immunocompetent patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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