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September 1987

Candida albicans Endophthalmitis in a Patient With AIDS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(9):1172-1173. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060090030012

To the Editor.  —Opportunistic intraocular infections caused by a wide variety of pathogens have been described as complications of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Candida endophthalmitis, a commonly recognized complication of disseminated candidiasis, is often seen in the setting of neutropenia or impaired neutrophil function, but rarely as the sequela of a deficiency of cell-mediated immunity. We present a case of Candida albicans endophthalmitis in a bisexual male with AIDS and no history of drug abuse.

Report of a Case.  —A 50-year-old Hispanic man with AIDS was admitted for evaluation of chronic dermatitis of unknown origin, anemia, and low-grade fever. Shortly after admission, an ophthal

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