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Support of the laboratory in the diagnosis of fungal ocular infections.

Vanzzini Zago V, Alcantara Castro M, Naranjo Tackman R - Int J Inflam (2012)

Bottom Line: We describe the microbiological diagnosis in palpebral mycose; in keratitis caused by Fusarium, Aspergillus, Candida, and melanized fungi; endophthalmitis; one Histoplasma scleritis and one mucormycosis.Correct diagnosis is important because an early medical treatment gives a better prognosis for visual acuity.In some cases, fungal infections are misdiagnosed and the antifungal treatment is delayed.

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Affiliation: Laboratory of Microbiology, Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México Hospital "Dr. Luis Sánchez-Bulnes", Vicente Garcia Torres No. 46, 04030 Coyoacán, DF, Mexico.

ABSTRACT
This is a retrospective, and descriptive study about the support that the laboratory of microbiology aids can provide in the diagnosis of ocular infections in patients whom were attended a tertiary-care hospital in México City in a 10-year-time period. We describe the microbiological diagnosis in palpebral mycose; in keratitis caused by Fusarium, Aspergillus, Candida, and melanized fungi; endophthalmitis; one Histoplasma scleritis and one mucormycosis. Nowadays, ocular fungal infections are more often diagnosed, because there is more clinical suspicion and there are easy laboratory confirmations. Correct diagnosis is important because an early medical treatment gives a better prognosis for visual acuity. In some cases, fungal infections are misdiagnosed and the antifungal treatment is delayed.

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Pas stain of septate hyphae in corneal sample smears ×400.
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fig6: Pas stain of septate hyphae in corneal sample smears ×400.

Mentions: In the corneal samples, smears with PAS stain, Fusarium showed septate fungal cells (hyphae) (Figure 6) indistinguishable to other septate fungus. The cultures grew in 48 to 72 hours in blood agar at 37° centigrade developing cottony white colonies.


Support of the laboratory in the diagnosis of fungal ocular infections.

Vanzzini Zago V, Alcantara Castro M, Naranjo Tackman R - Int J Inflam (2012)

Pas stain of septate hyphae in corneal sample smears ×400.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig6: Pas stain of septate hyphae in corneal sample smears ×400.
Mentions: In the corneal samples, smears with PAS stain, Fusarium showed septate fungal cells (hyphae) (Figure 6) indistinguishable to other septate fungus. The cultures grew in 48 to 72 hours in blood agar at 37° centigrade developing cottony white colonies.

Bottom Line: We describe the microbiological diagnosis in palpebral mycose; in keratitis caused by Fusarium, Aspergillus, Candida, and melanized fungi; endophthalmitis; one Histoplasma scleritis and one mucormycosis.Correct diagnosis is important because an early medical treatment gives a better prognosis for visual acuity.In some cases, fungal infections are misdiagnosed and the antifungal treatment is delayed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Laboratory of Microbiology, Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México Hospital "Dr. Luis Sánchez-Bulnes", Vicente Garcia Torres No. 46, 04030 Coyoacán, DF, Mexico.

ABSTRACT
This is a retrospective, and descriptive study about the support that the laboratory of microbiology aids can provide in the diagnosis of ocular infections in patients whom were attended a tertiary-care hospital in México City in a 10-year-time period. We describe the microbiological diagnosis in palpebral mycose; in keratitis caused by Fusarium, Aspergillus, Candida, and melanized fungi; endophthalmitis; one Histoplasma scleritis and one mucormycosis. Nowadays, ocular fungal infections are more often diagnosed, because there is more clinical suspicion and there are easy laboratory confirmations. Correct diagnosis is important because an early medical treatment gives a better prognosis for visual acuity. In some cases, fungal infections are misdiagnosed and the antifungal treatment is delayed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus