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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Aug 18|
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