How is fungal keratitis in HIV infection diagnosed?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luca Rosignoli, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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History should include contact lenses use, lens-care regimen, previous corneal disease, and topical or systemic steroid use. Deep corneal scrapings or even corneal biopsy for Giemsa, periodic acid-Schiff, or Gomori methenamine-silver staining with culture and sensitivity may be indicated, particularly in cases with persistent ulceration resistant to conventional antimicrobial therapy.


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