Which clinical history findings are characteristic of fungal keratitis in HIV infection?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients with fungal keratitis usually present with eye pain, photophobia, discharge, foreign-body sensation, or a history of ocular trauma with vegetable material. Slit-lamp examination usually reveals corneal stromal infiltrate with a feathery border. Associated small focal lesions around the primary corneal infiltrate often are present, along with conjunctival injection, anterior chamber reaction, and hypopyon.


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