Which clinical history findings are characteristic of microsporidia keratoconjunctivitis 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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Superficial keratoconjunctivitis is more common in HIV-positive patients with microsporidia infection, while focal stromal keratitis tends to occur more commonly in healthy individuals infected with microsporidia.

Patients may present with the following:

  • Foreign-body sensation, eye pain, or both

  • Light sensitivity

  • Ocular redness

  • Excessive tearing

  • Blurred or decreased vision


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