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August 1966

Endogenous Intraocular Aspergillosis

Author Affiliations

Richmond, Va
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(2):233-237. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010235015

Although the prevalence of ocular mycosis has been increasing,1 the incidence of endogenous intraocular fungus infections remains low.2,3

The case presented here is that of a young boy, who developed an endogenous intraocular fungus infection in association with systemic aspergillosis.

Report of Case  A 7-year-old white boy was first seen in the ophthalmology clinic with a history of photophobia and redness of the left eye of two days' duration. The patient had been examined previously by an ophthalmologist and was referred to the Medical College of Virginia with a diagnosis of acute iritis, OS.The pertinent past history included four or five bouts of pneumonia, each of which had been treated with systemic penicillin. The most recent episode had been about 14 months prior to the present admission. This was followed by a recurrence one month later. He also had a history of chronic bronchitis and frequent sore

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