Gerbert Rebell

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Four cases of human keratitis caused by the tropical fungus Lasiodiplodia theobromae have been encountered in Miami, Florida bringing to 8 the number of cases reported in the world literature. Two of the ulcers were mild. Three patients recovered without severe impairment of vision after topical polyene treatment, but 1 patient with a severe ulcer required(More)
BACKGROUND Onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the nail bed, is responsible for up to 50% of nail disorders. Although several surveys have been conducted in different parts of the world, there have been no multicenter epidemiologic surveys of onychomycosis in North America. OBJECTIVE A 12-center study was undertaken to (1) determine the frequency of(More)
Causative isolates, clinical features, and laboratory studies are reported for sixty-one cases of culture-proved mycotic keratitis. Isolates are categorized into four groups, including 36 Fusarium solani, 11 other Moniliaceae species, seven Dematiaceae, and seven yeasts. Of the 61 patients, 42 were men. Mild outdoor trauma was sustained in 14 of 24 cases.(More)
One of two cases of endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in abusers of intravenously administered drugs was treated successfully by subtotal pars plana vitrectomy; amphotericin B administered by intravitreal, periocular, and systemic routes; and flucytosine administered systemically. Aspergillus sp should be considered a possible pathogenic organism in(More)
A 68-year-old woman had a marked decrease in visual acuity, increased intraocular pressure, and acute iridocyclitis. She developed a pigmented hypopyon simulating an occult intraocular melanoma. Two anterior chamber paracenteses showed growth of Listeria monocytogenes. The patient received systemic intravenous penicillin, topical fortified gentamicin(More)
Medical treatment failure necessitated surgery in nine cases of fungal keratitis. Therapeutic surgery eliminated fungal infection in seven cases, and useful vision was retained in five out of six penetrating keratoplasties. In three cases Natamycin (Pimaricin) therapy rendered fungi non-viable, but two were demonstrable by histopathology. These results(More)
Onychomycosis is a persistent fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails that is usually not painful but is unsightly and can affect a patient's quality of life by interfering with footwear. It may affect up to 30% of the population by age 60. In more that 99% of cases, it is caused by dermatophytes, the most common of which are Trichophyton rubrum and(More)