Yeasts in banal external ocular inflammations

A. Romano, E. Segal, R. Stein, E. Eylan

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In 53 out of 313 patients suffering from longstanding inflammations of the outer eye or dacryocanaliculitis, not yielding to the obligate treatment with antibiotics and steroids, yeasts were isolated and regarded as the causative agents. Among the yeasts, different Candida species were prevalent, with C. albicans and C. guillermondii at the top. An obstinate, superficial epithelial and subepithelial punctate keratitis appeared to represent an entity pathognomonic of a yeast infection. Eradication of the yeasts and cure of the inflammation was achieved only by intensive prolonged treatment with Mycostatin or amphotericin B.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes


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