Unilateral optic neuritis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Yau1996UnilateralON,
  title={Unilateral optic neuritis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={T H Yau and P M Rivera-Velazquez and Alexander S. Mark and A S Cytryn and Charles S Levy and Barry M. Shmookler and M P Kolsky},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1996},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={324-6}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the potential of Histoplasma capsulatum to cause optic neuritis in the setting of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). METHODS We examined a 35-year-old man with a history of AIDS and disseminated histoplasmosis who developed a unilateral progressive optic neuritis of enigmatic origin. An optic nerve sheath biopsy was performed to provide a tissue diagnosis. RESULTS Histoplasma capsulatum was identified in both the optic nerve sheath and fungal culture… CONTINUE READING

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