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May 1967

Intraocular Coccidioidomycosis

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the departments of surgery/ophthalmology and pathology, University of California School of Medicine, and the Ophthalmology Service, Wadsworth Hospital, Veterans Administration Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Foos is a special fellow of the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, US Public Health Service.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(5):655-661. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020657017

A 41-year-old laborer living in an area endemic for coccidioidomycosis developed a uniocular iridocyclitis which was initially nongranulomatous in character. After three months of therapy, iris nodules developed, and progressive deterioration of the eye followed. Culture of the aqueous from the involved eye produced an abundant growth of Coccidioides immitis, which was observed also in the enucleated eye, histologically. A unique feature of this case is that the patient has no other clinical evidence of disseminated coccidioidomycosis.

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