Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 10

Ocular Involvement as the Only Manifestation in Paracoccidioidomycosis

Juliana Bisco Ferreira da Silveira e Freitas1*, Giovana de Figueiredo Godoy2 and Victoria Walters3

1Ophtalmologist Chief, Cornea Service, D´olhos Hospital, Brazil
2Medical Student, UNICID, Brazil
3Masters Nursing Student, Columbia, USA

*Corresponding Author: Juliana Bisco Ferreira da Silveira e Freitas, Ophtalmologist Chief, Cornea Service, D´olhos Hospital, Brazil.

Received: September 21, 2022; Published: September 26, 2022

Abstract

Introduction: Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic infection caused by Paracoccidioides Brasiliensis fungus that primarily affects the lungs. Ocular involvement is rare, in most cases having a secondary manifestation typically found in the eyelid and conjunctiva.

Patient and Clinical Findings: We reported a case of paracoccidioidomycosis in a female patient with a localized ocular manifestation.

Conclusions: This case shows the importance of including paracoccidioidomycosis as a differential diagnostic hypothesis in patients with only ocular manifestations that display tumors characterized by eyelid thickening.

Keywords: Conjunctival Infection; Conjunctival Melting; Paracoccidiodomycosis; Scleral Melting; Systemic Disease; Paracoccidioides brasiliensis

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Citation

Citation: Juliana Bisco Ferreira da Silveira e Freitas., et al. “Ocular Involvement as the Only Manifestation in Paracoccidioidomycosis".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.10 (2022): 36-39.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Juliana Bisco Ferreira da Silveira e Freitas., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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