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Online edition:ISSN 2434-3404

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Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis and Histoplasmin Skin Test

Ocular histoplasmosis has been reported to be rare in Japan. This was demonstrated in a 48-year-old man with a peripapillary scar, a disseminated small atrophic spot and a macular lesion. Histoplasmin skin tests were carried out on 24 outpatients with uveoretinal disease and 31 patients with other ocular diseases. Nine of the 24 patients with uveoretinal disease and 3 of the 31 patients with other ocular diseases showed a positive skin reaction. It is to postulated that histoplasmosis may be a factor for producing some ocular diseases, such as exudative maculopathy and uveoretinitis.

Author
Fujiwara H, et al
Volume
14
Issue
4
Pages
171-175
DOI
10.11482/KMJ-E14(4)171

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