Macular lesions in blacks with the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome

Mark A. Baskin*, Lee M. Jampol, Felipe U. Huamonte, Maurice F. Rabb, Charles M. Vygantas, George Wyhinny

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Abstract

Six black patients had fundus lesions diagnostic of the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. All patients had peripapillary changes or peripheral punched-out chorioretinal lesions, or both. Five of the six had macular subretinal neovascularization, disciform scarring, or an atrophic macular lesion, and one patient had a macular hole; four of five patients tested had a positive histoplasmin skin test. The macular involvement was bilateral in three of the six cases. HLA B-7 was present in one of four patients who had HLA typing. Macular involvement can occur in blacks with the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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