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Blastomycosis of the eyelid and conjunctiva.

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Department of Ophthalmology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Abstract

A 37-year-old man with a recurrent papillomatous lesion of the upper eyelid and four separate bulbar conjunctival ulcers was found to have North American blastomycosis. This represents the first reported case with conjunctival lesions that were not simply contiguous with eyelid involvement. This case underscores the importance of considering blastomycosis in the differential diagnosis of granulomatous conjunctivitis and when examining a lesion of the eyelid resembling a squamous cell carcinoma or atypical papilloma.

PMID:
1520658
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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