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December 1944

BINOCULAR PAPILLEDEMA IN A CASE OF TORULOSIS ASSOCIATED WITH HODGKIN'S DISEASE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;32(6):477-479. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890120057005
Abstract

The absence of any report in the ophthalmologic literature on the disease known as torulosis, especially its association with Hodgkin's disease, has prompted the presentation of this case. Before describing the case, I shall state briefly the main factors concerned in the two diseases and their association.

As early as 1861 a yeastlike organism causing symptoms of disturbance of the central nervous system was mentioned in the literature.1 In 1916 Stoddard and Cutler2 differentiated the pathogenic yeast organism from true yeast and named it Torula histolytica. By 1942, 78 cases of torulosis had been reported,3 in a large percentage of which lesions of the fundus existed.4 It is noteworthy that in at least 10 per cent of the cases the torulosis was associated with Hodgkin's disease.5 This is too frequent an occurrence to be a mere coincidence, but so far the relationship of the two

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