2016
DOI: 10.1111/cup.12689
|View full text |Cite
|
Sign up to set email alerts
|

Histopathological clues in the diagnosis of fungal infection by Scedosporium in a case of endophthalmitis starting as conjunctivitis

Abstract: Cutaneous fungal infections can result in disastrous episodes if improperly diagnosed and treated, especially in immunosuppressed patients. Although dermatopathologists are highly familiar with some filamentous fungi - such as Aspergillus and Zygomycetes - they are not so aware of other less common species. We report a case of ocular infection by Scedosporium apiospermum that started as conjunctivitis and resulted in Phthisis bulbi and subsequent exeresis of the left eye. We describe some of the main morpholog… Show more

Help me understand this report

Search citation statements

Order By: Relevance

Paper Sections

Select...
3
2

Citation Types

0
4
0
3

Year Published

2018
2018
2024
2024

Publication Types

Select...
5

Relationship

0
5

Authors

Journals

citations
Cited by 5 publications
(7 citation statements)
references
References 34 publications
(53 reference statements)
0
4
0
3
Order By: Relevance
“…Broad-spectrum ocular infections with a variable prognosis caused by SA have been reported in the literature [16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35]; these infections involve the eyelids [19] up to the orbital apex [17]. It can affect both immunocompetent [19, 20, 23-26, 28, 30, 32] and immunocompromised [17,18,21,22,27,29,31,[33][34][35] hosts.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
See 1 more Smart Citation
“…Broad-spectrum ocular infections with a variable prognosis caused by SA have been reported in the literature [16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35]; these infections involve the eyelids [19] up to the orbital apex [17]. It can affect both immunocompetent [19, 20, 23-26, 28, 30, 32] and immunocompromised [17,18,21,22,27,29,31,[33][34][35] hosts.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Broad-spectrum ocular infections with a variable prognosis caused by SA have been reported in the literature [16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35]; these infections involve the eyelids [19] up to the orbital apex [17]. It can affect both immunocompetent [19, 20, 23-26, 28, 30, 32] and immunocompromised [17,18,21,22,27,29,31,[33][34][35] hosts. Following previous studies on eye infections related to SA, it appears remarkable that most cases require penetrating keratoplasty to restore at least the anatomical structure of the eye [16,20,23,26,28,30].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Se asocia a infecciones invasoras o localizadas con compromiso endocárdico, pulmonar, articular, de piel y tejidos blandos, o en otras localizaciones 1 . Así también, se han reportado casos de conjuntivitis, coriorretinitis, endoftalmitis, queratitis o escleritis, las que pueden evolucionar a una pérdida de visión [2][3][4][5][6][7] . En este contexto, presentamos un caso de infección fúngica invasora (IFI) ocular por S. apiospermium en una paciente con inmunosupresión secundaria a fármacos.…”
Section: Caso Clínicounclassified
“…o pulmonar invasor (sinusitis o neumonía necrosante), infecciones extrapulmonares (ósea, muscular, ocular y del SNC) e infecciones diseminadas 1 . Al respecto, las infecciones oculares engloban casos de queratitis, conjuntivitis, uveítis, coriorretinitis, endoftalmitis e infecciones de la órbita ocular [1][2][3][4][5][6][7] .…”
Section: Caso Clínicounclassified
See 1 more Smart Citation