A case of cryptococcal blepharoconjunctivitis

Masayoshi Hojo, Toshiaki Abe, Tetsuya Kano, Makoto Tamai

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A 55-year-old female presented with pigmented lesions in the palpebral conjunctiva in her left eye. She had been treated by instillation of dexamethasone under the diagnosis of allergic conjunctivitis since 8 years before. She had also received repeated removal of conjunctival concretions. Besides formation of pseudomembrane, her left eye showed a pigmented lesion in the upper palpebral conjunctiva and 9 lesions in the lower. Biopsy of the pigmented lesion led to the histopathological diagnosis of cryptococcosis. She has been doing well after removal of other pigmented lesions and discontinuation of corticosteroid. Decreased local immunity due to corticosteroid appears to have induced cryptococcosis in the palpebral conjunctiva as an unusual occurrence in this patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1255
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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